Manchester City are ready to sign winger Filip Stevanović from Partisan Belgrade in the January window.
A winger, who has played twice for the Serbian under-21 side, Stevanović has been linked with a number of top European clubs, but City have emerged as favourites for his signature, and will pay around £6 million for the 18-year old.
They will then decide what to do with him, although one option is to loan him back to Partizan for the rest of the season, where he his guaranteed regular first-team football. Alternatively, they could loan him to one of the other clubs in their extended network.
Although City have already bought Ferran Torres from Valencia to replace the departed Leroy Sané, Stevanović will provide competition for spot. He plays primarily on the left-wing, but can also operate on the other flank, and in an attacking midfield role.
He has scored three goals and provided two assists for Partizan this season in ten league appearances.
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