Jovetic arrival delights Mancini

The 25-year-old is set to sign for the Nerazzurri from Manchester City and the coach believes he will add a lot to the team’s attack

Roberto Mancini is delighted at the arrival of Stevan Jovetic at Inter, insisting he will add a new dimension to the team’s attack.

The 25-year-old forward joins from Manchester City on an initial loan deal worth €3 million (£2.1m), though the Nerazzurri will have to buy him afterwards for around €12m (£8.5m).

And Mancini welcomed the signing as the Montenegro international, who made only 40 Premier League appearances over two years at City, has different attributes to his other attackers.

“I’m glad he is coming,” Mancini told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “We have too few players up front and he has different characteristics to Mauro Icardi and Rodrigo Palacio.

“He will definitely be very helpful.”

Inter have strengthened significantly over the summer as they look to improve on last year’s eighth-place finish, and the Italian also reflected on how well the new signings have fared during the team’s tour of China.

“Geoffrey Kondogbia needs to train better and he also needs to learn more about his team-mates,” he revealed.

“Martin Montoya has to work a lot because he is accustomed to another type of football. Jeison Murillo for now it is better placed than those two, but he can only get better.”

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