DONE DEAL: Chelsea sign Serbian teenager after impressive Europa League performances

Chelsea have announced the signing of Danilo Pantic from Partizan Belgrade on their official website.

The 18-year-old has immediately gone to Vitesse Arnhem on loan for next season, and joins Lewis Baker, Nathan, and Isaiah Brown at the Dutch side. Many Blues youngsters have gone to the Eredivisie outfit in recent seasons but none have come back to impress, except from Nemanja Matic, who also had an interlude at Benfica before making a first team impact.

Pantic impressed in the Europa League in the last campaign, making six appearances for Partizan in the competition. He has also played 18 times domestically for the team, scoring twice.

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Able to play in central midfield or on the left, the player has 12 caps for Serbia Under 19s, also netting on two occasions. The side got to the semi-finals of the European Under 19s last summer, with Pantic as a part of the squad.

On signing for the Stamford Bridge outfit, he said: “I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, the champions of the English Premier League, and I hope I can show my value at Vitesse in the coming season. I am honoured at the faith both clubs have shown in me.”

Chelsea seem to be interested in making more signings in the current transfer window. They ahve been heavily linked to Everton star John Stones [Daily Mirror].

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