Serbian outlet Telegraf reported that Manchester United have agreed a deal for Partizan Belgrade starlet Filip Stevanovic.
They claim that the Reds were ready to €12m to sign the 17-year-old winger with an agreement that would see him loaned back to the Serbian side for the 2020-21 season.
It’s a lot of money to spend on a young player but that didn’t stop United spending £8.4m on Monaco teenager Hannibal Mejbri, as per The Express.
However, a trusted journalist who has covered United for years says otherwise…
United We Stand editor Andy Mitten checked the story like any journo worth their salt should and revealed that Telegraf’s report is not in fact true.
Checked it out Filip and told it’s not true. Hope you’re ok lad.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) August 14, 2020
Stevanovic faced United twice this season in the Europa League in what was his breakthrough campaign. And it was an impressive one at that with the teenager scoring nine goals and providing three assists in 35 appearances.
There is a good chance Stevanovic will agree terms with a new club this summer though, as Partizan coach Savo Milosevic confirmed that a big offer was on the table back in April (via GOAL): “We have had an offer on the table for Filip Stevanovic for six months now, which is over €10 million.”
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