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United in £8m swoop For Serbian midfielder Tosic

Manchester United have agreed an £8million deal to sign Serbian midfielder Zoran Tosic.

The 21-year-old left winger became a target for leading European clubs when he played a key role in Serbia’s run to the semi-finals of last year’s European Under 21 Championships.

Now United are ready to sign Tosic from Partizan Belgrade in January, subject to a successful work permit application next week.
The Home Office, who have appointed former England winger Chris Waddle to the panel looking at the application, demands that non-EU nationals must have played in three-quarters of their country’s matches in the last year and Tosic has appeared in only six of Serbia’s previous 14games.

United will argue he is set to become a Serbia regular.
Dead-ball specialist Tosic will then aim to prove he can be the successor to Ryan Giggs on the left.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1088421/EXCLUSIVE-United-8m-swoop-Serbian-midfielder-Tosic.html?ITO=1490

Any of the forum's resident Serbians care to shed any light on this story?

May be tell us a bit about him as I'm sure few of us wouldn't have heard much.


BTW, I'm sure this can be moved to the Transfer Speculation thread if nothing comes of it.
 

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TOSIC TOSIC WHEREVER YOU MAY BE
YOU'RE THE KING OF SERBIAAAAAAAAAAAA
IT COULD BE WORSE
YOU COULD BE SCOUSE
EATING RATS IN YOUR COUNCIL HOUSE
 

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hard to say how he ll do in Manchester because he plays in a lower league right now.
he already plays for Serbia's first NT even thought he is only 21. He is a great potential and i don't know why Partizan is selling him, he would be worth so much more if he stays for another season or two. He is 2nd best goal scorer in Serb League and plays in midfield.
6 goals in 12 league matches so far but i think he was away from the team for some of these league games due to being called up to represent Serbia's U21 at Olympics.
 

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why now??
 

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good question
i dont know but
he hasn't performed extremely well for first NT and it could be that Partizan fears that he will lose his place in NT as there is other good players on his position that play in better teams and higher leagues + he is probably the youngest Serbia's NT member so they might fear if they dont sell him now and he loses his position in NT it will be harder to sell him without beeing NT member and he would also be worth less.
however if he joins Manchester i don't see the NT coach ruling him out.
he is a real favorite with Partizan fans and this sale wont go down easy at the club maybe thats why we are hearing about it in the last minute.
 

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Iam not talking about HIS performances or his place in NT.

iam not able to understand why We want to buy a player (winger) when we have nani who is IMO the future and has LOTS of talent but doesnt get any playing time.
 

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Welcome to United.

Things are not looking good for Nani. What has he done? whenever he has played he has looked really good.
 

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It's crazy the way Nani has fallen off favour since that red card last season. He needs games, hopefully starting with Villa.
 

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he has to. Especially as Ronaldo played 90 mins against brazil and nani did not.

cant understand why SAF some times chooses park over him. Seeing that Nani is not that bad in tracking back. Dont get me wrong i like park. But nani is having more talent than him and is the Future winger IMO.
 

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This is just strange, especially the Zoran Tošić case considering that he's been very poor this season.

United are trying to sign Adem Ljajić who's one of Serbias biggest talents at the moment, born in 1991. Zoran Tošić is a pacey winger who's got an excellent left foot, great set-pieces, both like to dribble, the latter one is more experienced for obvious reasons and was a major reason why Partizan won the title.

I still don't think he's good enough for Manchester United, but maybe Ferguson sees something that I don't.

Adem Ljajić probably started to attract United when he was with the serbian U19-team that won 4-1 against England where he was instrumental together with a few other players.
 

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I do understand why Partizan would sell him, but I do not understand why Manchester would buy him. He is not that good. I mean, he is good no doubt - but there's nothing special about him. Watched him often playing for Partizan and watched him those few times he played for Serbian National Side. And I couldn't see anything special about him. He is a great Free Kick Taker, his left foot is very good - But that's all about it. And I'm not saying that because I am a Red-Star Fan.

I heard that Adem Ljajic (also a Partizan Player) is also a Manchester United Target and 17 Years old. Well, that guy is a different Story of course. There are Signs of a true Football Genius in his style of Play. And that's why Arsenal and Real Madrid are battling with Manchester to sign him - They know their Business as well. Since the late 80s and the 90s I am waiting patiently for a new Football Genius to arise from our Youth - Ljajic could be the one I am waiting for.
 

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Looks like we've signed both reading a Serbian news outlet, i've personally never heard of Tosic but that Llajic kid has been making waves for a few months now and had a trial with us this season aswell.

I don't think this is necessarily anything against Nani, it's more of a sign that Giggs cannot run up and down the wing anymore and we need a better option than him. As for Park, well that guy is much better in a 4-3-3 formation linking the attack to midfield aswell as offering good protection to the fullback.

If the price is reasonable , and apparently its 13m euros for the two Serb kids together, then why not. The more competition in the squad the better.

I'm sure Nemanja will be pleased at having some compatriots at the training ground if this happens. :)
 

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Looks like we've signed both reading a Serbian news outlet, i've personally never heard of Tosic but that Llajic kid has been making waves for a few months now and had a trial with us this season aswell.

I don't think this is necessarily anything against Nani, it's more of a sign that Giggs cannot run up and down the wing anymore and we need a better option than him. As for Park, well that guy is much better in a 4-3-3 formation linking the attack to midfield aswell as offering good protection to the fullback.

If the price is reasonable , and apparently its 13m euros for the two Serb kids together, then why not. The more competition in the squad the better.

I'm sure Nemanja will be pleased at having some compatriots at the training ground if this happens. :)
Ljajić has been chased by other clubs for 1-2 years now, so getting him for this kind of money early on could prove to be very good. United seem pretty sure in this case, but I can't really understand why they're gettig Tošić for that kind of money. The guy is not equipped to play in the EPL.

This is probably Vidas idea :D
 

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Ivan Tomić, Partizans director of football, just said that Adem Ljajić and Zoran Tošić haven't signed anything.
 

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Manchester United tie up £9m deal for Serbs Adam Ljajic and Zoran Tosic

Sir Alex Ferguson is signing Serbians Adam Ljajic and Zoran Tosic for £9million.

They will join Manchester United in January if granted work permits.
A fee has been agreed with Partizan Belgrade and applications for the necessary clearance already submitted.

Ljajic, 17 - dubbed "the new Kaka" - has been to Old Trafford for talks and a trial.

Landing the midfielder despite interest from Real Madrid would be a coup for Ferguson, particularly as the Bernabeu sporting director, Predrag Mijatovic, is a Serbia legend.

Partizan officials have been to Manchester to sign an agreement, with winger Tosic, who has been capped 12 times by his country, coming as part of the package.

Tosic, 21, is nicknamed Bambi and can play on either flank.
Details of the individual cost of each player have not been released, but Ljajic was rated at £7m when first linked with United.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/11/22/manchester-united-tie-up-9m-deal-for-serbs-adam-ljajic-and-zoran-tosic-115875-20915369/
 

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i think his nickname is bambi or so, right zoric?

i guess many manu fans never heard about vidic before he joined in early 2006. Or C.Ronaldo before that time?

Tosic reminds me always of del piero in his style of play. he looks always capable of doing a lot with the ball and seems speedy. Of course he is not that robust, but is Nani, is Modric?

So let him start and settle there. Then we will see what happen. If i would be him, I would not say no of course.
 

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Yes, Zoran Tošićs nickname is "Bambi".

..and Adem Ljajić is not the "new Kaká", they call him that because his favourite player is Kaká. They only have their number in comment and Ljajić actually prefers to wear 8 or 10 in the youth NT's, these number is already worn by other players at Partizan.
 

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Chris Waddle is possibly the most negative person ever. He found fault with Walcott vs. Croatia. I somehow don't think he'll get a work permit :(
 
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