Fresh from their World Club Cup triumph the Old Trafford side seem set to announce this double capture.
Manchester United have agreed terms for Partizan Belgrade pair Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic.
The Daily Star Sunday says United have agreed to pay £15million for Serbian wonderboys Tosic and Ljajic.
And the European Cup holders hope to complete the double deal in next month’s transfer window.
The Partizan Belgrade pair are manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s only planned signings in January.
The club has already secured a work permit for Tosic, 21, a pacy left winger who would cost £8m.
Ljajic, who is only 17, is an attacking midfielder who is also being tracked by Spanish giants Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan – who face United in the Champions League in February.
The Old Trafford club decided to buy him after he impressed during a recent successful trial at the club’s training complex at Carrington.
Already a Serbia Under-21 international, £7m Ljajic could be loaned back to Partizan by United for the rest of the season – or even for the following campaign, too, as he has been earmarked by Fergie as one for the future. (tribalfootball.com)
It is a sign of a great manager when regardless of a season of huge success he still continues to build for the future and these two Serbs look like they could well have a bright future at Old Trafford. If Manchester United have indeed sealed these two players the fact that they would have done so by beating the likes of Real Madrid and Inter to their captures will leave Sir Alex with a big grin across his chops. According to some sources the price may be nearer to £17m but that’s not a bad price for two quality players such as these, by all accounts Tosic is very much the real deal and could see first team action fairly soon (albeit from the bench or maybe in FA Cup action). Do Man United fans think the club should look to make more signings in January?
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