Stevan Jovetić will sign for Inter. The former Fiorentina favorite will sign a two year loan with the Milan side at a cost of €2 million, with an obligatory purchase for a further €12 million in two years. The Montenegrin has flown to Italy today and will undergo a medical on Tuesday.
Jovetić has struggled to recapture the form that made him one of the world's most sought-after striking talents during his time in Florence. Manchester City purchased him from Fiorentina for €30 million in 2013, but a consistent string of injuries and the form of Sergio Agüero made first team opportunities difficult to come by. This culminated in the player being cut from City's Champions League squad in February of this year to make room for Wilfried Bony. In all, he made 39 appearances in England, scoring 11 goals, getting injured a lot, and basically not having a great time.
For Fiorentina fans, Jo-Jo's goals were a memorable part of famous European wins over Liverpool and Bayern Munich. Serie A wins against Milan, Inter, and Napoli were all made possible with his goals. Despite spending a season out with a knee injury, he notched 40 times in Florence and was - essentially - the best player at the club. When he was sold, the club invested the money in Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Gomez, Josip Iličić, Ante Rebic, and others to varying degrees of success.
If he can stay fit, Jovetić has the potential to play a big role for Inter this year. Roberto Mancini is
throwing money around steadily assembling a strong squad. The presence of Mateo Kovačić, Mauro Icardi, and Hernanes might even make it difficult for Jo-Jo to break into the starting eleven. For anyone who watched him during his time with Fiorentina, Jovetic certainly has the potential to be one of the best strikers in the league. But only if he can stay fit. Which he won't. Which is sad. Poor Stevan.