Ligue 1: AS Monaco sign striker Stevan Jovetic from Inter Milan on 4-year deal to fill Kylian Mbappe void
Jovetic joined Inter Milan from Manchester City on a permanent basis in January after an 18-month loan spell at the Italian club.
French champions AS Monaco have signed striker Stevan Jovetic from Italy’s Inter Milan on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, the Ligue 1 and Serie A clubs said on Tuesday.
Montenegro international Jovetic joined Inter Milan from Manchester City on a permanent basis in January after an 18-month loan spell at the Italian club.
The 27-year-old spent the latter half of last season on loan at La Liga side Sevilla, where he scored seven goals and provided five assists in 24 appearances for the Spanish club.
“I’m very happy to be here. AS Monaco is a big club that played in the semi-finals of the Champions League and won the French title last season. There are some great players on this team,” Jovetic told Monaco’s website.
French media reports say that Jovetic could replace Monaco’s young striker Kylian Mbappe, who is close to joining French league rivals Paris Saint Germain.
Jovetic becomes Monaco’s ninth signing of the summer after the arrival of midfielders Youri Tielemans and Soualiho Meite and defender Terence Kongolo.
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The 36-year-old Portugal international, who has one-year left on his contract, flew back to northern Italy on Sunday night.
"AC Milan are delighted to announce the permanent signing of Fode Ballo-Toure from AS Monaco," last season's Serie A runners-up said in a statement.
The news follows a two-year transfer ban imposed on the club Friday by FIFA for bringing underage Nigerian players to Italy in breach of national immigration laws