Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic has joined Inter on a year-and-a-half loan deal with an obligation to buy outright.

Goal understands that the 25-year-old has joined for a loan fee of £2.1 million with Inter legally obligated to buy the forward for £8.5m next summer, having claimed the striker has signed a four-year deal.

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City will receive a further £2m if Roberto Mancini’s side qualify for the Champions League.

“We are pleased to announce the arrival of Jovetic. This is another important player for our team, a dynamic player that will add even more value to our attack,” said President Erick Thohir.

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“Mancini will get the best out of him. Welcome Stevan and Forza Inter.”

Jovetic joined City from Fiorentina in 2013 for £22m but has struggled to secure a regular first-team role under Manuel Pellegrini, making just 28 Premier League appearances in his two seasons at the Etihad Stadium.

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The Montenegro international was also dropped from City’s Champions League squad in February in order to accommodate January arrival Wilfried Bony.