Partisan Belgrade have officially announced the sale of winger Philip Stevanovic to Manchester City.
The move by the 18-year-old from Serbia was confirmed on Saturday, with him set to join the new team at the start of the January transfer window.
Just before the start of City vs Sheffield United, Stevenovic’s transfer was announced on social media by his current team.
In a post on Saturday afternoon, she said: “FC Partisan is pleased to have replaced Philip Stevanovic with Manchester City in the 2021 winter transfer window.
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“The replacement of Philippe Stevanovic, one of the largest European clubs, is an important confirmation of the goodness and hard work of all club structures.”
In the summer window Manchester United had a lot to do with Stevenovic because Ole Gunnar Soulsjer was desperately trying to add aggressive talent to his team.
Stevenovic played twice against United last season in the Europa League, appearing as a substitute in both matches.
In August, reports from Serbia claimed that Stevenovic’s men had agreed to sign a contract with Stevenovic, who planned to loan him back to the youth club for the campaign.
Three months after those reports, United’s rivals have confirmed his move to Manchester.
Forward is a product of Partison’s academy and has played 54 times since making its debut in December 2018.
Sky in Italy says City will pay Serbia U21 International $ 8 million, although the final share for add-ons may be higher.
City confirmed a 1-0 win over Blade at Bramal Lane, while confirming a partisan transfer.
It was enough for Guardiola’s men to score all three points in the first half from Kyle Walker, lifting them into the first half in the process.
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Following the victory, City boss was again forced to comment on the spec deal linking him to his return to Barcelona.
There were suggestions that they would return to Camp Nou, but Guardiola put them to bed and said that time with the La Liga giants was “over”.
“I have said many times: My tenure as manager at Barcelona has come to an end,” he said. “I think there is once in a lifetime, you have to do things in a lifetime … there are incredible people who can take charge. Now for example, Ronald Koeman is a great manager. it’s over.”
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