Inter enquire about Manchester City man – would they let him go?

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A report in Italy has claimed that the San Siro outfit have made an approach for Steven Jovetic.

Given the quality of the squad at Manuel Pellegrini’s disposal, it is only natural that some players will miss out on regular football.

One of those unlucky fringe players this season at the Etihad Stadium has been Steven Jovetic, who has not been given a chance to shine after a big-money move from Fiorentina in the summer.

To date the Montenegro international has only started one game in the Premier League, and amassed a paltry 87 minutes of football in City colours over three appearances.

Sportmediaset are claiming that Inter have made an enquiry to end the eastern European attacker’s time in England, and bring him back to Italy in January.

The Milan club have recently been bought over and as such are seemingly ready to spend in the new year in an effort to qualify for the Champions League.

The report suggests that Inter supremo Marco Branca has already been in contact with the Manchester club, and was keen to enquire about Jovetic’s availability.

Surely, after just moving to England in the summer, City wouldn’t consider letting Jovetic leave again so soon?

The player has suffered from debilitating injuries to date, and as such has not been given a chance to play consistently. The potential for that changing is highly unlikely also, as Sergio Aguero is in the natural position that Jovetic would slot into if given an opportunity.

With Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko also fighting it out for a place in City’s forward line, Jovetic’s chances are likely to be few and far between.

Selling Jovetic would defeat the purpose of buying him in the first place though, as he is still a very able player but just has not been given a chance to play as yet.

A loan move to Inter would make sense to keep the forward’s fitness up and help him to build up confidence once more. Better than this however would be a loan spell at a Premier League club, where he would be exposed to English football and could return to City next season and hit the ground running.

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