Stevan Jovetic deal is good for both Man City & Inter Milan

Roberto Mancini will be happy will the Stevan Jovetic signing
Roberto Mancini will be happy will the Stevan Jovetic signing

It's not been the spell Stevan Jovetic would have hoped for at Manchester City so will he be able to turn things around at Inter Milan?

Inter boss Roberto Mancini may well feel the Old Lady are there to be caught, having lost Andrea Pirlo to New York City and seemingly set to lose Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich.

The Montenegro international came to the Etihad Stadium with the promise of much potential, having impressed in Serie A with Fiorentina.

A player with great speed, movement and an eye for goal, Jovetic just simply has not been able to transfer his form in Florence to Manchester.

Injuries have plagued the striker since his arrival at the Etihad for £22m from La Viola, as he has only managed 11 starts in the Premier League for the Citizens with eight goals to his name in the top flight.

It was a move which promised so much but manager Manuel Pellegrini, for all his admiration for the 25-year-old, admitted the injuries proved to be too much of a hindrance and City are prepared to cut their losses.

He told the club's official website: "Unfortunately Stevan had to go.

"He's a very good player, one of the best players I have seen, but for him he had too many injuries and that's why he couldn't play too many games in a row. I wish him the best for the future and I'm sure he'll be a very important player for Inter."

So a return to Italy now beckons for Jovetic, who is expected to join Inter on a two season-long loan deal before penning permanent terms.

The Nerazzurri really need someone to fire in the goals in this coming campaign as they look to narrow the gap on a Juventus side who have dominated Italian football for the last four seasons.

Inter boss Roberto Mancini may well feel the Old Lady are there to be caught, having lost Andrea Pirlo to New York City and seemingly set to lose Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich.

As was shown during his time in Tuscany, Jovetic is more than capable of getting goals in Serie A.

The key for Mancini and the medical team at the San Siro will be keeping the Montenegrin fit so he can start getting some consistency back in his game.

In some glimpses Jovetic did show what he could do at City but even then he was always playing second fiddle to the likes of Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko.

It seems Dzeko himself could be following Jovetic out of the door at the Etihad Stadium so this could be a bad time for the latter to really be leaving the Premier League giants.

With Dzeko potentially out of the frame, Jovetic would have seen plenty more game time in the season to come in the English top flight.

Clearly the injury concerns have proved to be too big for City to ignore but not enough to put off Inter.

This deal appears to be one that really suits both clubs who are in very different chapters of their respective tales.

City are a club at the peak of their powers, challenging for all domestic titles, since their big-spending owners took over.

Former powerhouses of Italian and European football Inter are looking to get back to their best, with Mancini leading the rebuilding process.

Jovetic, if of course he can put his injury woes behind him, could well be a terrific signing for the Nerazzurri as he is more than capable of getting close to 20 goals a season in Serie A.

City, meanwhile, have also got a foreign player off their books as they look to fill their quota of home grown stars for next term.

Everyone seems to be a winner on this one.

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