Manchester City complete £6m deal for teenage sensation Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade with 18-year-old winger set to arrive in January
- Partizan Belgrade star Filip Stevanovic will join Manchester City early next year
- The 18-year-old is understood to have cost City around £6million with add-ons
- Sportsmail reported last week that a deal with the Etihad outfit was very close
- Stevanovic has made 53 first-team appearances in Belgrade, scoring 12 goals
Partizan Belgrade have confirmed teenage sensation Filip Stevanovic will join Manchester City in January.
The final fee for the highly-rated 18-year-old winger is reported to be around £6million, including add-ons.
Sportsmail reported last week that the permanent deal was close to completion and the switch has now officially been given the green light by the Serbian outfit.
Partizan Belgrade have confirmed 18-year-old star Filip Stevanovic will join Manchester City
Stevanovic made his debut for Partizan aged 16 and reportedly attracted interest from a number of elite European clubs throughout the summer, including Manchester United.
It is City who have now won the race for his signature, however, although it remains unclear whether the starlet will remain with Partizan for the rest of the season or head out on loan elsewhere.
A tweet from his club read: ‘Partizan is pleased to announce the transfer of Filip Stevanovic to Manchester City in the winter transition period of 2021.
The talented winger (left) has been the subject of interest from several top European clubs
‘The transfer of Filip Stevanovic to one of the largest European clubs is a significant confirmation of the good and hard work of all club structures.’
Stevanovic is primarily used as a left winger, and has already made 53 first-team appearances for Partizan.
He has netted 12 goals, and recorded five assists, during his time in Belgrade.
The Partizan starlet (centre) has made 53 first-team appearances in Serbia, scoring 12 goals
Ten top-flight appearances this season further placed the talented youngster in the spotlight with several potential suitors circling.
And Andrea Stanojevic, the Partizan boss, conceded last month that keeping hold of Stevanovic would prove impossible.
‘I would like Stevanovic to stay until the age of 23, but it will be difficult for him to welcome the next birthday at Partizan as things currently stand,’ he said.