Reports in the Mirror today suggest Fiorentina have issued a hand off warning to Chelsea regarding their star player Stevan Jovetic.
Chelsea are thought to be among many Premier League clubs tracking to 22-year-old Montenegrin who is considered a rising star of our game.
It is though Chelsea made a move for him in January but were unable to reach an agreement with Fiorentina, and now it seems the door has been firmly shut on any deal with the club administrator stating:
“We want to build our future around Jovetic, He has a contract until June 2016.
Being a great player, it’s normal that several clubs are monitoring him.”
The 22-year-old forward scored 14 times in 27 games for Fiorentina this season and is a very versatile forward.
If this deal is going to be a lengthy process of going back and forth over price etc. much like the Modric deal last summer then I think it’s in our best interest to take what Fiorentina have said and move on to other targets.
Jovetic is a terrific player but not of the quality that would defend a summer long pursuit. We spent alot of time last summer working on the Modric deal and when it fell through we did not have a plan B, a mistake I hope we will not make again.
There are many young versatile forwards out there, as I assume we are looking for someone of the Nicolas Anelka mould who can play as a central striker when needed but more often to be used out wide or just behind a striker.
I reported last week of our interest in Andre Schurrle from Levekusen who is also 22-years-old but a deal which seems more likely as Levekusen are willing to sell and the player is willing to join. He is of the same mould as Jovetic but probably offers a bit more due to his physical stature.
If we are to keep Fernando Torres and either sign Drogba on for the extra 2 years he want OR replace him with a striker e.g. Falcao, Cavani etc. and considering we have Sturridge, Kalou (who has been great under RDM and has perhaps earned a new deal), Mata, Marin and De Bruyne I wonder just how necessary a player like Jovetic or Schurrle is.
What do you think, do we need a player like them or not?
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