Manchester United have this morning announced their first signing of the summer. Don’t get too excited, it is not Luke Shaw or Toni Kroos, it is a player who United have been scouting for the past six months and they have had him at the AON Training Complex to undergo a trial with the Old Trafford club. Vanja Milinković-Savić, who plays for FK Vojvodina will be taking his place in the United academy from next season. MUFCLatest reported on the fact that the talented Serbian goalkeeper was being scouted by the club, and now a deal has been secured.
We reported in the article written at the start of April that United had many youth goalkeepers, who are to be considered as talents, but with Jonny Sutherland being given a free transfer some weeks ago, there was a place available in the squad for the talented Serbian, who will join fellow countrymen Nemanja Vidić, who made 300 appearances, scoring 21 goals, and Zoran Tošić, who made five appearances for the club.
The 17-year-old goalkeeper from FK Vojvodina recently played for Serbia in the UEFA U17 Championship qualifying stage, managing to keep three clean sheets. His side missed out on a place in the tournament after falling short to Germany on goal difference. Milinković-Savić will make his move to United this summer, with the international transfer window now officially opening until the 1st July, it will be a while before the deal is finalised.
We wish Milinković-Savić all the best at United, and if he continues to work hard, he could well be a first team goalkeeper in the years to come. He has a very good reputation in youth football, so I think he could do well as youth football is what this club is all about.
By Paul Bienkowski
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