Stevan Jovetic seemed to edge himself closer to a summer transfer to Arsenal yesterday, before helping Montenegro to fight back for a draw against England. Although he didn’t score for his country, Jovetic worked tirelessly and gave England all sorts of problems with his strength, technical ability and link up play.
Just as Arsenal fans are hoping that Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal will be encouraging their team mates in the Spanish national side to consider a move to North London and telling them how good it is at Arsenal and London, the Juventus and Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic will probably be chewing the ear off his international team mate Stevan Jovetic.
Arsenal may be forced to cough up more than expected this summer if they are serious about the signing of Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina. Arsene Wenger will have been hoping to pay a little less than £20 million for the 23-year old Montenegrin international, who has declared his desire to play in the English Premier League, but may now be forced to stump up around £25 million due to the strong interest from AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.
While at least one Arsenal player, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, will get a chance to see Stevan Jovetic up close on Tuesday night when England take on Montenegro, the rest of the Gunners could soon be on the same pitch as the young striker regularly, after he indicated his readiness to leave Serie A and come to the English Premier League.
Jack Wilshere is a massive part of the future of Arsenal, but he is also seen as the next best thing for the England international side as well. Arsene Wenger has already admitted to using him more than was probably ideal when he was returning from his lengthy spell away from the game, and Roy Hodgson is facing the same temptation.
Stefan Jovetic almost signed for Arsenal in the summer, but he remained in Italy with Fiorentina after the Italian club refused Arsenal’s bid on deadline day. All the talk in Italy now is about how Chelsea will sign him once the transfer window reopens, but the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sport are not so sure claiming that Arsene Wenger is still keen.
The Arsenal midfielder helped the England U21’s take a slender 2-1 lead over Romania ahead in the play-off for a place at the Euro U21 Championship in Denmark this summer, but he won’t be there for the return leg on Tuesday.
The 19 year-old Montenegrin defender Stefan Savic is to sign a pre-contract with Arsenal this week, but won’t be joining up with the club until the end of the season.
Savic currently plays for BSK Borca in Montenegro and states that he refused an offer from Tottenham to play for Arsene Wenger.