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Oct 14, 2013

Stevan Jovetic was close to joining Juve

Stevan Jovetic has revealed he would have joined Juventus if Manchester City had not come in for him.

Stevan Jovetic fires home City's third goal in the thrashing of Wigan.
Stevan Jovetic has only started once in the Premier League this season.

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Juve and Arsenal were among a number other clubs to show interest in Jovetic, 23, when he opted to leave Fiorentina in the summer.

However, City came out on top and managed to complete a 25-million-pound transfer to take him to the Etihad Stadium.

But while the Montenegro international has only been a bit-part player in an injury-hit beginning to his City career -- making just a solitary Premier League start, with his only goals having come against Wigan in the Capital One Cup -- he insists he made the correct decision.

He told Tuttosport: "If I would have not gone to Manchester City, I would have gone to Juventus. This summer, the situation was simple: I had a price of 30 million euros, but I never said that I wanted to go to Juve. I only asked to leave Fiorentina and I was pleased.

“The interest of Juventus? I was aware of the deal, I read about it in the newspapers and I know that they were speaking with my agent. In the end, however, I chose to go abroad and now I'm happy. I don't regret the choice I made."

Jovetic scored 40 goals in his five seasons with Fiorentina and played for Montenegro against England on Friday, hitting the bar during his side’s 4-1 defeat at Wembley.

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