Director: We want to keep Jovetic
have stressed that
target Stevan Jovetic will only be sold if a club meets their
Jovetic has been linked with a switch to Serie A champions
Juventus after their sporting director Beppe Marotta revealed his
desire to take the 22-year-old to Turin.
But Fiorentina sports director Daniele Prade has responded by
insisting that it would take a vast cash sum to prise the
Montenegro international away from the Viola.
“I spoke with the owners and they told me that the player is not
on the market,” Prade told Sky Sports Italia.
“But there is a gentlemen’s agreement and if someone makes an
offer for him close to 30million euro (£23.5m), without some
players in exchange, we can sit at a table and discuss.
“But we want to keep Jovetic.”
Prade’s chief focus appears to be bringing players to Fiorentina
not losing them, with the Italians linked with moves for AZ Alkmaar
midfielder Rasmus Elm and Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.
But Prade admits no deal is imminent and urged supporters of the
club to remain patient.
“Elm? He’s an important player but he has several offers.
“Viviano? The situation is on stand-by. We’ll talk with Inter
and Palermo (co-owners of the player), we have good relations with
them and we’ll find a solution.
“We will do something in the market. It will be a good
Fiorentina but it needs the fans to be patient.”