Manchester City sign Montenegro defender Savic

Updated: Jul 06, 2011, 23:16 PM IST

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