Toni tells Fiorentina team-mate Jovetic: Join a 'real top club', not Arsenal

The Montenegro international expressed his delight at the Gunners’ rumoured interest on Tuesday but has been told by his Viola colleague to wait for a better opportunity

Fiorentina striker Luca Toni has called for team-mate Stevan Jovetic to ignore interest from Arsenal and join a bigger club if he is to move to the Premier League over the summer.

The Montenegro international forward admitted he was flattered to be linked with a switch to the north London club on Tuesday but Toni believes Arsene Wenger’s side would not be a step up.

Instead, he has claimed the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City or Manchester United would represent a better career move for the 23-year-old.

“I tell him to think carefully before leaving Florence, as there is an important project here,” the Italian told Sky Sports.

“If he has to leave, then make it for a real top club. Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United fit that bill, but Arsenal are not better than Fiorentina.”

Jovetic has been in superb form for Fiorentina this season, netting 12 goals in 24 Serie A appearances to fire the Viola into contention for Champions League qualification.

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