Serbs to seal United deals
Man Utd look set to seal a deal for Serbian starlet Adem Ljajic after he travelled to England alongside Zoran Tosic.
By Vlatko Siljanovski
Last Updated: 11/12/08 1:00pm
Manchester United look set to seal a deal for Serbian starlet Adem Ljajic after he travelled to England alongside Zoran Tosic.
Left winger Tosic has flown to Manchester to undergo a medical ahead of his proposed move to Old Trafford in January.
United have already agreed terms with Partizan Belgrade for Tosic and have successfully appealed to get him a work permit, and his move will be rubber-stamped once the transfer window opens next month.
Tosic, 20, flew to England on Wednesday evening after he played his final game for Partizan as they played out a goalless draw with Vojvodina.
"I'm going to Manchester to do a medical exam, but I will return in three days," said Tosic.
"I hope everything will be okay, but I must confess that it's hard to leave my club Partizan.
"Of course, there is a big feeling of pride, I'm off to sign for the biggest club in the world, which is my favourite from my early years.
"My goal is to continue to progress as a footballer and I want to show Manchester United that my transfer wasn't a bad thing."
But Tosic was not alone on the flight as his Partizan team-mate Ljajic accompanied him from Belgrade.
United have held a long-term interest in Ljajic and it has now been revealed that he has joined Tosic in Manchester.
It is reported in Serbia that Ljajic, who enjoyed a trial at Old Trafford earlier this year, will also have a medical with a view to signing for United.
Ljajic, rated as one of the best young players in Europe, will not be on the move immediately as United are ready to let him stay at Partizan for at least six months but possibly for as long as 18 months.
"I was in Manchester once as a guest," said Ljajic.
"I had a chance to look at how things are going on in a big club and now I will have another look.
"I'm staying in Partizan at least until the end of the season and then we will see what happens."