Manchester United have announced the signing of Serbia Under-17 goalkeeping star Vanja Milinkovic from FK Vojvodina.
United, who are set to confirm Louis van Gaal as their manager next week, have confirmed that Milinkovic has signed with the club but will stay at FK Vojvodina in Serbia until summer 2015 as he continues his development in a more familiar environment.
Milinkovic played six games in Serbia’s UEFA Under-17 Championship qualifying campaign, keeping three clean sheets and it’s hoped that he’ll eventually challenge current keeper David de Gea for a starting spot in the lineup at Old Trafford.
If Milinkovic does come through the ranks to make a first team appearance for United, he will become the third Serbian to feature for the 20-times English champions.
Nemanja Vidic, who ends his eight year stay at Old Trafford when he leaves for Inter Milan this summer, made 300 appearances for the club, while Zoran Tosic, who now plays for CSKA Moscow, made five appearances between 2009 to 2010.
United haven’t hung around for a new manager to be announced before looking for new signings, with a fee reportedly agreed with Southampton for Luke Shaw and the signing of the young England star expected to be announced before the World Cup.
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