The 18-year-old stopper Vanja Milinković-Savić on signed a 4.5-year contract with Lechia Gdańsk. Agreement measuring more than two meters keeper will apply from 1 January 2016. His biggest success was the world championship under 20, which in June won with the national team of Serbia.
As a sixteen-year-old went to the junior national team of Serbia, where his play caught the attention of scouts of Manchester United.
“In August 2014, he signed a five-year contract with the club. From the outset, he was transferred from “Red Devils” back to Vojvodina” – said the goalie.
Last season he played in 17 games home club in the Serbian Super League.
“I had to go back to Manchester, but there is a problem with a work permit in England. The case dragged on, unfortunately. I could not find a club where I could be borrowed, despite a relevant provision in the agreement. Because several days ago I decided to terminate the contract with the English and look for another employer. I am glad that I was able to come quickly to an agreement with Lechia” – adds Milinković-Savić, who flew to Gdansk with his mother and his manager Mateja Kežman.
“Winning the world championship is a fantastic feeling. I think the only thing that could beat them, then win the World Cup with an adult representation in which I would like to play someday.”
“I know some Balkan players who play in Gdansk club – Milos Krasic, Aleksandar Kovacevic and Mario Maloca. I hope that with their help quickly acclimate to my new team. I would as soon as possible to fight their permanent place in goal for Lechia, to which I will seek from the first workout” – concluded a new goalkeeper White and Greens.
Classes in Gdansk club Milinković-Savić will start from Friday. The league, however, the earliest he could make his debut until 2016. Assume jersey with the number 32.