MN: Jovic looking for his Frankfurt form after Milan put trust in him

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan quite literally tried until the end of the window to get Stefano Pioli a centre-forward, and the man who eventually arrived has a point to prove. 

MilanNews recall how Mehdi Taremi seemed to be the player who would arrive after a fee was agreed between Milan and Porto, but the requests for personal terms moved the goalposts. Then Rafa Mir and Willian José’s names emerged, but it was Jovic who came right at the end.

The Serbian striker joined the Rossoneri after a very complicated season in Florence. A lot was expected from him, and he managed 13 goals of which six were in the league.

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano did not want to keep him for the current season and they were willing to let him go on a free transfer to Milan. However, there are some team-mates who saw a lot of talent in him.

Riccardo Sottil’s thoughts were revealed by Christian Vieri on BoboTV: “In Florence everyone is saddened by the farewell of the former Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt Serbian. I was having dinner in the same restaurant as Riccardo Sottil, his former teammate at Fiorentina, and he told me that he is strong, strong, strong.”

The field will be what determines if Sottil is correct, but what does seem obvious is that the Serbian has a good platform to try and relaunch his career. He is the deputy to Olivier Giroud and can help him manage his minutes, while it wouldn’t take much to improve on what Divock Origi did.

The transfer formula (free with the possibility of renewal for three years) means it is a low-risk and low-cost move for Milan, but it is the striker himself who must convince himself mentally and get back to being the player admired in Frankfurt.

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  1. Similar to origi in so far neither had done anything in years.
    Different is so far as he had 1 very good season.

    The big issue is his attitude, it’s clear nobody wants him. So whatever about him finding form, what we really need to consider is how negative a personality he is to have in the club.
    Time will tell. If he shuts up and puts up, good. At the first sign of trouble, boot him out the door

    1. I’d have taken Colombo over him any day. He had 5 goals for a relegation team, Jovic had 6 for Fiorentina.
      And of course Colombo is younger

      1. I hear you but we want Colombo getting more minutes right now than he would have gotten here. I think in Milan’s dressing room there will be zero tolerance for a poor attitude. Can’t see the likes of Maignan or Giroud tolerating nonsense.

  2. For Milan is a low risk operation. For Jović it might just be his last shot to get his carrer back on track..
    Head down, work hard and give it your all when called upon

  3. People will change when they have the last chance, but will get into trouble again when they feel secured. It happened to Rebic, Balotelli and so on.

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