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Manchester City sign Montenegro defender Savic

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 23:16

London: Montenegro defender Stefan Savic became Manchester City`s second signing of the week when he completed his move from Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade to the Premier League club on Wednesday.

Savic, 20, joined on a four-year contract two days after Gael Clichy moved to Eastlands from Arsenal, City said on their website.

The highly promising centre back impressed in his one-year spell at Partizan, helping them to a domestic league and cup double after joining from neighbours BSK Borca in 2009.
Savic was particularly impressive in Partizan`s Champions League group stage matches against Arsenal and even more so in Montenegro`s 0-0 draw against England at Wembley in a Euro 2012 qualifier.

Noted for impeccable timing and positioning, tough tackling and composure on the ball, Savic won widespread praise during his two-year spell in the Serbian first division, having turned professional at the age of 18.
British newspapers reported that City paid 6 million pounds for Savic.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 23:16

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