According to Goal.com, Manchester City have agreed a fee worth £23.3 million plus add-ons for Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic.
The striker has been strongly linked with a move to Etihad in the last week and is seemingly being lined up as the replacement for Carlos Tevez, who joined Juventus for £10 million earlier this month.
Jovetic’s agent, Fali Ramadni, is set to travel to Manchester in the next 48 hours to finalise the move of the 23-year-old. £23.3 million will be paid upfront with a further £2.6 million to be paid in performance-related bonuses.
The Citizens are set to offer the star an £80,000-a-week deal, although the any personal terms will likely be concluded in the next 48 hours once the both parties officially meet.
The striker was in decent form last season netting 13 times in 31 Serie A appearances as well as scoring three goals in two International fixtures.
The Montenegro international will be the third signing of the summer for last year Premier League runners-up with Jesus Navas and Fernandinho having already cost the club well over £50 million.
Despite having already splashed out on two midfielders, newly appointed Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, has announced his desire to sign another player. Whilst The Citizens have Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko in their sqaud, Pellegrini told Sky Sports News, he wants another striker:
“We have two strikers at the moment and we need another one. I won’t name names at the moment. We need two players in every position and we will try to do our best to get them.”
The interest in Fiorentina forward increased when the Italian side completed the signing of Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez, opening the door for Jovetic to exit the club and join The Sky Blues.
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This article was first posted on July 15, 2013