Hertha BSC have secured their third signing ahead of the 2021/22 season. Montenegro international Stevan Jovetić has moved to Berlin on a free transfer having departed AS Monaco after his contract expired. He has signed a deal until 2023 with the ‘Old Lady’, with the option to extend included. “Stevan is a classical centre forward, who has bags of experience in Europe’s top leagues. He’s scored goals in the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga. His footballing qualities, plus his personality will help us immediately. We’re looking forward to him,” commented Fredi Bobic. “I had really good conversations with the club, in particular with Fredi Bobic. I was really interested by this chance to come to Berlin right away. I’m now looking forward to this club, the city, my new teammates and the Bundesliga,” commented Jovetić. He added: “I can’t wait to get going and I want to help the side with my experience.”
English champion, Nations League top scorer
The 31-year-old began his professional career at Partizan Belgrade and won the domestic double in Serbia at 18 years of age. A move to the Italian Serie A and Fiorentina followed. After five years with the ‘Viola’, the Montenegro international made the step to the Premier League, joining Manchester City. Jovetić lifted the League Cup in 2014 as well as the Premier League title before returning to Italy, joining Inter Milan on loan in summer 2015 after two seasons with the Sky Blues. A year and a half later, the Milan club made the deal permanent. The attacker’s next transfer saw him move to Spain, joining Sevilla on a six-month loan. In summer 2017, the 1.83m-tall striker moved to another of Europe’s top leagues, signing for AS Monaco in Ligue 1, where he would remain for four years until the expiry of his contract in summer 2021.
With over 250 appearances in the Italian, English, Spanish and French top flights, as well as 14 appearances in the UEFA Champions League and 55 international caps for Montenegro, Jovetić brings a wealth of experience to the ‘Old Lady’. On the international stage, Jovetić was voted Montenegro's Footballer of the Year in 2009 and 2015 and was also his country's top scorer at the UEFA Nations League in 2020/21.