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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Jovetic completes City switch

Manchester City have announced the signing of Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina.

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The Montenegro forward becomes City’s fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Fernandinho, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo, with the Spain striker also completing his move on Friday.

A statement on City's official website read: "Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina. The 23-year-old Montenegro international will now join up with his new team-mates over the weekend."

Jovetic scored 40 goals in 134 appearances during his five-year spell with Fiorentina, and had said farewell to La Viola prior to the switch.

"Florence will always have a place in my heart," he told firenzeviola.it. "It's not like I was only here for a day, I'm going to miss it.

"It's a beautiful city and I was happy with absolutely everything, particularly the people. It's only normal that they are a bit annoyed now, but I never said or did anything bad towards them, or towards Fiorentina.

"Just try to understand me. I am still young and I know that I gave everything for this shirt. I just wanted a change of scenery."

He added: "I'm delighted to be going to City, believe me. They are a huge club and they play in the Premier League. I really want to win something, and then I will also meet my great friend [Matija] Nastasic there."

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