Manchester City have confirmed the departure of forward Stevan Jovetic to Inter Milan on an initial 18 month loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Jovetic, 25, joins up with former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini in Milan and made his farewells to City team mates and staff:
I would like to thank my teammates, staff and people from the club for this 2 years…was a great pleasure… pic.twitter.com/aERatXQT9B
— Stevan Jovetić (@stevanj35) July 29, 2015
The official Manchester City website added the following facts about Jovetic’s two year stay at City following his arrival at the Etihad in 2014:
“Jovetic managed 11 goals from 44 appearances at City, with the highlight his double in the 3-1 win over Liverpool in August 2014, and he lifted the Premier League and Capital One Cup trophies in the 2013/14 season.”
Injury and form had restricted Jovetic’s appearances for City under manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The Montenegrin forward may not be the only departure from City before the end of the transfer window with Roma looking to sign striker Edin Dzeko.
The Bosnian front man, who only signed a new four year deal with City in 2014, is understood to have agreed personal terms with the Italian club leaving an agreement on the transfer fee to be arranged.
Dzeko could be reunited with his Bosnian team mate Miralem Pjanic in Rome if a deal goes ahead but City are holding out for a bigger fee for a player who may not have been prolific at times but has scored key goals for City over the years.