It appears that any potential language barrier will not be posing a problem for Stefan Jovetic after the Serbian striker sealed a move to Sevilla yesterday.
Having failed to bed in at Inter Milan, Jovetic joined the La Liga side on a six-month loan with an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season.
— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) January 10, 2017
Asked about his grasp of the local vernacular, Jovetic revealed that he is already fluent in Spanish thanks to his questionable taste in television programming…
Jovetic: “Hablo bien español porque de pequeño veía telenovelas suramericanas y Los Serrano”. Muy grande.
— Carlos Pérez (@carlosperezED) January 10, 2017
Translation: “I speak Spanish well because I’ve been watching South American telenovelas (soap operas) and Los Serrano since I was little.”
Los Serrano being a Spanish drama series about a widowed father of three attempting to rebuild his life.
In short, Jovetic may be fluent in Spanish, but his vocabulary is rather limited to screaming hysterically about discovering his brother-in-law sleeping with his elderly grandmother, etc, etc…