Manchester City has officially bought one of the new generation’s wonder-kid, Filip Stevanovic. The 18 years old Serb footballer will join Pep Guardiola next summer, despite the deal has been already sealed for 8,5 million euros.
For his football skill and his versatility to play both as a winger and as a central forward, Filip Stevanovic was long compared to Cristiano Ronaldo in his native Serbia. However, the 18 years old prodigy Stevanovic prefers to be referred to and inspired by his idol Ronaldinho. A total transfer fee of 8.5 million euros paid by Manchester City to secure a pure talent. Stevanovic has been followed by several top European teams especially Manchester United. But, in the end, it was the other team of Manchester which closed the deal with a blitz transfer.
Joining Partizan at the age of nine, Filip Stevanovic, currently evaluated 8 million euros by Transfermarkt, has spent the last decade making its way among the youth team of Partizan Belgrade. Until the age of 14 he was living in his hometown of Arilje and during the week, Stevanovic was forced to travel to Belgrade to train and play the matches over the weekend. Stevanovic, described usually as a humble but determined kid, has done many sacrifices before emerging as one of the most promising talents in Europe.
His debut in the professional football occurred in 2018 during a match of the Serbian SuperLiga at the age of 16. The following year, Stevanovic became Partizan’s younger scorer in European competitions. His preferred role is left winger despite, in case of necessity, Stevanovic can be deployed also as attacking midfielder or right winger. He is expected to join Manchester city at the end of the ongoing season. And, we bet that Pep Guardiola is looking forward to it.