Manchester City swoop for Partizan defender Savic

Updated: 06 July 2011 20:57 IST

Manchester City completed the transfer of defender Stefan Savic from Partizan Belgrade on Wednesday, signing the Montenegrin on a four-year contract.

Manchester City swoop for Partizan defender Savic

London:

Manchester City completed the transfer of defender Stefan Savic from Partizan Belgrade on Wednesday, signing the Montenegrin on a four-year contract.


Savic, 20, joined City after immigration paperwork was approved by the British Home Office and is the club's second signing this week following the acquisition of Arsenal defender Gael Clichy on Monday.

Savic had previously been on trial with Arsenal but heads to Eastlands after Gunners manager Arsene Wenger passed on the opportunity to sign him.

City boss Roberto Mancini has pinpointed the club's defence as a key area for strengthening as his side attempts to build on last season, where they won the FA Cup and qualified for the Champions League.

Savic said he believed his transition would be made easier because of the presence of Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov and Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko at City.

"It is a dream come true and I am especially looking forward to meeting Edin and Aleksandar because they both speak my language and come from the Balkans, too," said Savic.

"Aleks has already phoned me to welcome to City which makes me feel at home already."

"I watch the Premier League all the time. I know it's the place to be so I am just looking forward to helping this club achieve great things."

"We have an incredible stadium and I've seen how passionate the City fans are many times on TV."

"I am just really happy to be a City player."



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