The Ivan Ilic saga is coming to an end, according to the latest from the Italian media.
Website Tutto Mercato Web says Hellas Verona finally had the ‘definitive yes’ from Manchester City for the transfer of the 20-year-old.
Ilic is now set to join the Serie A side on a permanent move, for which they’ll pay €7.5m.
With Manchester City still having faith in the youngster’s potential, Pep Guardiola apparently demanded the Premier League side to have a buy-back clause over him because he ‘didn’t want to completely renounce on the jewel’.
Ilic joined Manchester City on a €2.5m move from Red Star back in 2017.
Since then, he’d been loaned out to his former side, then Zemun, NAC Breda and Hellas Verona, but has never made a single appearance for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Playing for the Italian club last season, he had 30 games and his potential was highlighted by the local media several times.
That was the reason why Hellas and other clubs had been said to be pursuing him once again this summer.