Manchester City flop Stefan Savic linked with €13m move to Juventus

Stadio Juventus F.C.

The Montenegrin defender has become a stalwart for Fiorentina.

Stefan Savic is remembered by most Manchester City fans for consistently making mistakes that belied his obvious talents.

The Montenegro international was signed for £6 million in July 2011 from Partizan Belgrade. He had his good moments. At the start of his City career he looked like a really good buy, even scoring against Blackburn Rovers in October 2011.

When Vincent Kompany was suspended and Kolo Toure on international duty in January 2012 the youngster came into the first-team.

His mistakes became costly. He gifted Liverpool a penalty in a League Cup defeat and played an accidental role in a Jermain Defoe goal.

He then gifted Swansea the ball that lead to their solitary goal in a 1-0 victory. At the time it seemed to be the start of the end in regards to their title campaign, until Sergio Aguero saved the day. So at the end of the season City used him as a makeweight in the deal for Matija Nastasic of Fiorentina.

He has since gone on to become a star in Serie A as a rock in the heart of La Viola's defence. With that in mind however he has become a target for plenty of other clubs.

Now it is reported that Italian champions Juventus are lining up a move for the player.

Tuttosport reported yesterday that Juventus are willing to bid around €13 million as well as throwing in Sebastian Giovinco to the deal in order to get their mitts on this Manchester City cast-off.

Quite a turn around in two years for the 23-year-old.

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch