Stevan Jovetic seemed to edge himself closer to a summer transfer to Arsenal yesterday, before helping Montenegro to fight back for a draw against England. Although he didn’t score for his country, Jovetic worked tirelessly and gave England all sorts of problems with his strength, technical ability and link up play.
His Fiorentina team mate Luca Toni, however, doesn’t think much of the idea of Jovetic signing for Arsenal. The 35-year old striker, who was in the Italian World Cup winning side of 2006, did little to endear himself to Arsenal fans after spouting off about us not being any better than Fiorentina in Serie A.
“I tell him to think carefully before leaving Florence, as there is an important project here,” said Toni.
“If he has to leave then make it for a real top club. Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United fit that bill, but Arsenal are not better than Fiorentina.”
Hopefully Jovetic will treat those words with the disdain they deserve, as Toni obviously thinks money and spending is everything. Either that or he has just not bothered to look into Arsenal’s history, and has missed the fact that we have been in the Champions League every season during his career. He is hardly one to speak about sticking with a club either, after playing for no fewer than 16 different clubs and never staying for more than two seasons.
After seeing Jovetic work his socks off for Montenegro against England last night, it is clear why Toni wants him to stay at Fiorentina, but slagging off the club he could be joining just shows a lack of class and arrogant attitude that Jovetic will probably be glad to get away from.