Bought from Partizan Belgrade for close to £8m last January, Filip Stevanovic only arrived at the Etihad a few days ago, since he remained in Serbia for the rest of the last season.
Now, a decision will need to be made by Manchester City, as they know they have a talent on their hands, yet they need to figure out what the best way for him to develop is.
Either he stays with the reserves and grows within the club, or he goes out on loan somewhere to get regular football in a top league.
It appears the latter is being favoured, according to TuttoMercatoWeb, who report that Genoa in Serie A could be the lucky beneficiaries of a temporary spell involving Stevanovic.
The Manchester City youngster is reportedly ‘close’ to a move, with a ‘loan being worked on’ and ‘contacts current underway’.
In fact, there’s a decent amount of hope this gets done, as ‘the deal could reach the white smoke in the next few days’.
As TuttoMercatoWeb put it: ‘Genoa are moving, Stevanovic is getting closer’.
Prior to his move to Manchester City, the 18-year-old made 72 appearances for FK Partizan Belgrade, scoring 13 goals and assisting another five in all competitions.