Montenegrin footballer Stefan Savić has signed for Barclays Premier League outfit Manchester City.
Savić, who is 20 years old, will transfer to Eastlands from Partizan Belgrade, and arrives at City having spent 10 days on loan last season.
The player has signed a four year contract, and the deal means he is the second defender to join Manchester City this summer, following the club’s signing of Arsenal left-back, Gaël Clichy, against whom Savić appeared in the UEFA Champions League group phase in December 2010.
Speaking on the transfer, the player described it as “a dream come true” before adding “I’m especially looking forward to meeting Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov, because they both speak my language and come from the Balkans, too.”
Manchester City will be looking to improve upon the third place they secured on the final day of Barclays Premier League 2010/11 and will also be keen to represent themselves as well as Tottenham Hotspur, the previous season’s fourth placed club, when they take part in UEFA Champions League football for the first time this season.
With fierce rivals, Manchester United, the holding English Premier League champions, and second placed Chelsea spending more freely this summer than in recent years, City will have to build and develop a well-oiled machine if they are to threaten once more for league and cup honours both at home and abroad in 2011/12.