One of the most promising and sought after young players in Europe a couple of years ago, Jovetic had to prove himself all over again in 2011-12 after returning from a horrific cruciate ligament injury that kept him out for a year.
After representing hometown club Mladost Podgorica at youth level, the Montenegrin was snapped up by Serbian giants Partizan Belgrade and was handed his first-team debut at 16. Expectations were high but Jovetic thrived under pressure to perform and flourished as Partizan's teenage fulcrum, becoming the club's youngest ever captain at the age of 19.
Europe's biggest clubs, including the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid, were all reportedly monitoring the talented forward, but it was Fiorentina who secured his services for €8 million in 2008 and he played 34 games in his debut campaign to help La Viola qualify for the Champions League for the first time in a decade. The 2009-10 Champions League brought some sensational displays from Jovetic and the continent's elite were again sniffing around him until he suffered a serious knee injury in pre-season, causing him to miss all of 2010-11 - a far cry from the one year of love he had previously enjoyed.
It could have been a case of another one bites the dust for Jovetic, by then also the leading light of the Montenegro national team. However he proved that the show must go on and battled back to fitness and a role back at the heart of Fiorentina's side, even earning himself a new contract in October 2011.
As the 2012 January transfer window opened, Jovetic was Fiorentina's leading scorer for the season and the club's fans had well and truly found somebody to love. Talk of a move away from Florence are growing and it remains to be seen whether the 22-year-old will show his staying power or if he wants to break free.
Strengths: Technically astute and two-footed, Jovetic is a skilful forward and when he has the ball at his feet, it's a kind of magic. His finishing is excellent, he is not afraid to get physical; a real star in the making who just loves to play the game.
Weaknesses: Jovetic is not the fastest and for someone standing at 6ft could be stronger in the air.
Career high: He starred during Fiorentina's 2009-10 Champions League campaign, with highlights including an equaliser in the play-off against Sporting to send La Viola through, as well as braces in a 2-0 win over Liverpool and the heartbreaking 3-2 last-16 defeat to Bayern Munich.
Career low: The cruciate ligament injury that ruled him out for the entirety of the 2010-11 season.
Style: A trequartista who boasts superb technique and an eye for a goal.
Quotes:"He is utterly fearless and I don't see a limit to his potential. Is he the new Savicevic? No, he can be even better. He reminds me of johan Cruyff" Former Montenegro boss Dejan Savicevic on comparisons between himself and Jovetic in 2009.
Trivia:Jovetic's trademark 'big hair' has seen him compared to Queen guitarist Brian May by fans and the media in Italy.
ITALIAN SERIE B