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Saturday, 16 July 2016 10:51

Espanyol Deal With The B.O.D.

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Manager Darren Addison has confirmed today that Espanyol have broken their transfer record to capture 21 year old Serbian Sergej Milinkovic Savic for an estimated 42.5m PENce. The deal took a few days to negotiate and some behind the scenes back and forth dealings but the deal has been given the green light after pending transfers were completed.
Milinkovic started his career at Vojvodina youth academy and won 2 consecutive national youth championships and the Serbian cup with the senior team until moving to Belgian club Genk for £850k signing a 5 year deal, after making 24 appearances and scoring 5 goals in his first season he moved on to Seria A side Lazio for a fee of £7.5m and has made a total of 18 appearance in his first season scoring 2 goals.
The young Serb has excelled at youth international level winning the gold medal at the 2013 UEFA under 19 championship playing 90 minutes of 4 out of the 5 matches including the final against France, he also played in the 2014 under 19 championships until losing in the semi finals. Milinkovic was one of the most influential players of the team that won the 2015 FIFA under 20 World Cup and won the Bronze Ball for his performances during the tournament.
There has been a lot of hype around this young and talented Serbian who plays in the middle of the park and at 1.92m tall he imposes an intimidating presence, although his height makes him a force in the air Milinkovic is also a very skilful player with great body balance with a bag full of tricks he loves to show off from time to time.
It was only a matter of time for a team to go balls deep for this hot prospect and Espanyol's Darren Addison has showed a massive set by stumping up the cash to bag his man from the normally stubborn Board of Directors (BOD) but it seems Addison has given them an offer they liked, all eyes will be on the 21 year old now to see if he fulfils his high potential and reach the heights of his idol Dejan Stankovic.
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