Stories emerging yesterday suggest that Tottenham are about to prepare a bid for Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic after the Serie A club said that he could leave. The 22 year old Montenegro international has a good record since joining the Italians back in 2008 but club director Gianfranco Teotino said that the club would not stand in his way.
“Stevan is a Fiorentina player. But if he wants to leave, then let’s make it clear that we do not want to hold anyone against their will,” Teotino said.
“If he believes in this team, then he can wear the club’s shirt for a long time. If he does not, then he will not be missed.”
Jovetic plays as a second striker and as such, it’s predictable that some parts of the media will suggest that he’s a potential replacement for Rafael van der Vaart. From this point however, the deal starts to seem unlikely as it claims that Spurs are offering £7m in comparison to the £18m valuation. Another suggestion is a player plus cash deal involving …. Sebastien Bassong.
Jovetic looks a good fit for Spurs but the figures in the story don’t seem to add up just yet.