Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jovetic happy at Man City; Pogba unconcerned about new deal

The agent of Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, Fali Ramadani, has insisted the player has settled into life in the U.K. despite reports linking him with a January move to Italy.

The agent of Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, Fali Ramadani, has insisted the player has settled into life in the U.K. despite reports linking him with a January move to Italy, Sky Sports understands.

The Montenegro international, 24, has been the subject of reported interest from Internazionale and Juventus in recent weeks.

Jovetic, who joined City from Fiorentina for a fee of £22 million in the summer, has started just three matches in all competitions this season, due in large part to a number of nagging injuries.

The 24-year-old ace has finally regained full fitness but is now tasked with trying to leapfrog Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium.

“The only problems he has had are the physical ones,” Ramadani told Calciomercato.

“Now he has fully recovered from his injury and will return next week to train with the team.

“Even with coach Pellegrini, everything is okay, there is no problem.

“If there should be problems when he is in shape, we’ll see what to do. But right now there is absolutely nothing.”

When asked if Jovetic could return to Italy in the New Year, Ramadani added: “No, there is absolutely nothing.

“Nobody called me also because everyone knows that it is unimaginable that a player who arrived a few months ago can already move.”

Jovetic — 8/1 to score last against Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday — has bagged two goals (both in the Capital One Cup) in five competitive appearances for City in 2013/14.

Pogba unconcerned about new deal

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed he is fully focused on winning trophies amid ongoing contract talks with the Bianconeri.

Pogba, whose current contract at the Juventus Stadium expires in the summer of 2016, joined La Vecchia Signora from Manchester United on a free transfer in 2012.

Since joining Juve, the France international, 20, has become one of the best midfielders in Europe, triggering interest from clubs such as Arsenal and Real Madrid.

Pogba is not concerning himself with signing a new deal at the club, which may very well concern Juve about his long-term future in Turin.

“I don’t think about it, I will remain focused on this season to win something again,” the France international told Tuttosport.

“My goal is to win everything – Serie A, Champions League and the World Cup with France.

“Winning the third Scudetto in a row for Juventus would be a historic success.”

However, all things considered, Juventus are still in a great state, currently three points clear of second-placed A.S. Roma and fresh off agreeing a new deal with talisman Arturo Vidal.


Shawn Etemadi



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