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Man City bag Negredo for €17m while €26m Jovetic waits in check-out aisle

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Jovetic brings out a risqué version of the Gareth Bale celebration after scoring against Lazio.
Jovetic brings out a risqué version of the Gareth Bale celebration after scoring against Lazio.
Image: AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca

FIORENTINA FORWARD STEVAN JOVETIC is set for a medical at Manchester City today before joining the club in a deal estimated to be in the region of €25m.

The Montenegro attacker scored 13 goals in 31 games for the Viola last season and has 10 times in 27 international outings. The 23-year-old first came to the attention of Premier League clubs when he scored both goals in a 2-0 home victory over Liverpool in the Champions League.

Jovetic will join new signing Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero in a new-look City attacking side next season. Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez have both swapped Premier League life for moves to Italy’s Serie A.

City, this morning, made an official announcement about Negredo’s signing on the club website. Part of the club statement read, “The Spanish international follows Jesus Navas in making the switch from Sevilla. He will join up with the squad on the pre-season tour, and wear the number 9 shirt.

Recognised as one of La Liga’s most potent strikers in recent years, the 27-year old was fourth top scorer in Spain last season with 25 league goals, trailing only Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao.”

New Blue Negredo. (Credit: Manchester City)

Negredo, formerly of Rayo,Vallecano and Real Madrid, scored 70 goals in 139 outings with Sevilla. City coach Manuel Pellegrini was in touch with the club and both players despite having to return to his native Chile this week ‘for personal reasons’.

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