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Official: Manchester City Complete Stefen Savic Transfer

Ambuj Gupta
686   //    06 Jul 2011, 17:36 IST

Premier League club Manchester City have confirmed the signing of 20 year old defender from Serbian club FK Partizan.

Savic becomes City’s second acquisition within the last 48 hours after the Eastlands club announced the arrival of Arsenal‘s Gael Clichy on 4th July.

Savic in action

City have reportedly paid a sum of around £6.7 million for the center back, who has penned a four year deal with the club. Savic comes to the Premier League with a very promising reputation after winning six international caps and impressing against England in a Euro 2012 qualifier that finished 0-0 at Wembley in October.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Savic expressed his delight on joining the FA Cup champions.

“I never imagined that I’d be team-mates with all those City players within a year and I’m so happy to be at this club. I can’t wait to play alongside them and all the other fantastic players we have here. It is a dream come true and I’m especially looking forward to meeting Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar because they both speak my language and come from the Balkans, too.

“Aleks has already phoned me to welcome to City which makes me feel at home already.

“I watch the Premier League all the time and I know it’s the place to be so I am just looking forward to helping this club achieve great things. We have an incredible stadium and I’ve seen how passionate the City fans are many times on TV.

“Montenegro play England later this year so I’m expecting to have some great banter with the England lads. I’m just really happy to be a City player.”

Savic was on Arsenal’s transfer radar before the beginning of the last season and also had a trial period with the Gunners. However, the trial ended without Arsene Wenger declaring an interest. At the time, Savic would only have cost the Gunners only £2m.

Ambuj Gupta
General-Male-Engineer (If you fit the combo too, you will realize your misfortune once you appear for CAT). Well, been associated with Keeda off and on for more than 3 years now. Write football stuff. Manchester United, Netherlands.
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