Manchester City bought Filip Stevanović from Partizan Belgrade in January and allowed the 18-year-old to spend the second half of last season on loan with his former club.
The winger managed four goals and two assists in 33 matches for Partizan, but that won’t be sufficient for him to find his way into Pep Guardiola’s plans. Therefore, another loan move could be on the cards.
On July 6th, TuttoMercatoWeb reported the Serbia U21 international is ‘close’ to joining Genoa on a season-long loan deal.
Another report from the same website now states that Enrico Preziosi, the chairman of the Serie A side, held a meeting with the entourage of the Citizens player, to finalise the details of the loan deal.
According to TMW, white smoke for the temporary deal is ‘getting closer and closer’.
SC Heerenveen are also interested in the teenager and Voetbal International are reporting the Dutch club ‘wins the battle’ and have ‘trumped Genoa’ in the battle to sign the young attacker.
It’s claimed the Eredivisie side have ‘reached an agreement’ with the English champions and Stevanović only has to undergo medical tests to seal a loan move to Heerenveen.
TMW in Italy are stating Stevanović is ‘getting closer and closer’ to Genoa, while VI in the Netherlands are claiming SC Heerenveen have won the battle for the Serbia winger.
Time should tell…