Monaco have signed Stevan Jovetic from Inter Milan to replace the Paris Saint-Germain-bound Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe is set to tie up a move to PSG and Ligue 1 champions Monaco have moved to replace him with the arrival of Jovetic.
“I’m very happy to be here,” Jovetic told the club’s official website. “AS Monaco is a big club that played in the Champions League semifinal last season and won the French league.
“There are great players in this team, that’s why I chose AS Monaco.”
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The 27-year-old came to prominence during his five-year spell at Fiorentina before he joined Manchester City in 2013.
His stay in England was a disappointment though, scoring just eight Premier League goals, and he was even dropped from City’s Champions League squad during the 2014-15 season by then-manager Manuel Pellegrini, a move that sounded the death knell of his City career.
Jovetic spent the 2015-16 campaign on loan at Inter Milan before joining the Nerazzurri on a permanent basis, but failed to convince either Frank de Boer or the Dutchman’s successor, Stefano Pioli, he was worth a regular place in the starting XI.
He joined Sevilla on loan midway through last season, scoring seven times in 24 outings for the La Liga outfit.
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev added: “We’re very happy to welcome Stevan Jovetic to AS Monaco. He has played in the biggest leagues and has experience of the very highest level.
“At 27, he’s a great player who is at his peak: we’re convinced he will find here all the requirements for him to fully express his talent.”
Ian is ESPN’s French football correspondent. Twitter: @ian_holyman