Report: Liverpool join the race to sign out of favour Manchester City star

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic looks set to leave the club in the summer.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool have joined the race to sign Manchester City’s out of favour striker Stevan Jovetic in the summer.

The 25-year-old joined the Citizens from Italian outfit Fiorentina in the summer of 2013 for £22 million – as per the the BBC – after impressing in Serie A.

However, the Montenegro striker was no more than a bit-part player during City’s Premier League-winning campaign last season and he has yet to nail down a regular spot this term.

His future at the club was all-but condemned following the January transfer window signing of Wilfried Bony and Jovetic’s subsequent exclusion from the Etihad outfit’s Champions League roster.

With speculation rife, a number of Serie A clubs are said to be keen on taking him back to Italy this summer, though all could be beaten to the punch by fellow Premier League side Liverpool.

“Liverpool are looking at offering Manchester City outcast Stevan Jovetic the chance to stay in the Premier League. Striker Jovetic, 25, will leave the Etihad in the summer after being ditched from Manuel Pellegrini’s Champions League squad following the January arrival of Wilfried Bony,” the report states.

Jovetic has started just nine Premier League matches this season, scoring five goals and contributing with a further two assists.

His style of play, willingness to defend from the front and ability in front of goal makes him an ideal marksman for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

The Reds are slightly short on numbers in the attacking third and, with Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert unlikely to have a long-term role at Anfield, there is scope for another addition or two in the summer.

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