I think it's time to give Adem Ljajić a proper thread on XT, it should've been done when I opened the one with Danijel Aleksić earlier last year, but whatever.
Name: Adem Ljajić
Date of birth: 29 September, 1991
Birthplace: Novi Pazar, Serbia
Club: Manchester United (on loan to Partizan until the end of 2009)
Position: Attacking midfielder, winger
Adem Ljajić is a product of Partizans youth school and one of Serbias biggest talents in years. The kid started out his football career at Bajro Župićs (ex Partizan legend) football academy in Novi Pazar before being spotted by another long lasting coach at Partizans youth academy; Dušan Trbojević.
Ljajić developed his qualities and showed the talent when playing for Partizan in international tournaments, like the one in Spain; Mundialito Sub 17 IV Centenario Don Quijote de la Mancha, where spanish papers saw him and were raving about him. MARCA even made a big interview with the kid. He was instrumental when Serbia qualified for the U17 European Championship in Turkey last year, him and players like Danijel Aleksić were standing out most, but Serbia never got a chance to play in the semifinals and wasn't televised because of Eurosports desire to show the bigger countries, yet the crowd and scouts that were on that tournament and saw the games thought that Serbia played the best football.
Now, he was hailed as the "new Kaká", but this is just ridicolous, the kid just like Kaká and isn't going to be the new Kaká.
Adem is now a part of the serbian U19-NT which is trying to qualify for the European Championship this summer. The kid also scored his first goal for the serbian U21-side against Sweden in his first game where he only played the last 30 minutes, making it the winning goal.
He signed a deal with Manchester United today and we'll see much more from him in the future, most likely already in the U21 Championship in Sweden this year.
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