The 18-year-old Serbian striker agreed to a move to Manchester City at the end of last year’s summer transfer window, after a lengthy saga with urban rivals Manchester United.
Subsequently, Stevanovic was immediately sent back on loan to his current club Partizan Belgrade for six months before the end of the season, before Manchester City and City football group redefined his future this summer.
According to the club’s official announcement, Filip Stevanovic will spend the next two seasons on loan at FC Heerenveen in the Netherlands eredivisie.
Speaking of signing the teenager, Heerenveen’s technical manager Ferry de Haan explained: “Filip is known as one of the greatest talents in Serbia.… “
“Both he and City have good feelings about the lease to our club for two seasons. Philip is a goal-oriented striker with vision and good individual action. His arrival provides more attacking opportunities and healthy competition with the other wingers in our selection.… “
As for the technical details and formalities of the deal, the statement explains that Stevanovic was already in Heerenveen for a medical examination and is now awaiting a work permit in Belgrade.
It is reported that after the issuance of the permit, Filip Stevanovic will return to the Netherlands and will be presented to the press.
Although the deal is now confirmed, Stevanovic has also attracted interest from Serie A, with Genoa reportedly interested in signing a similar loan deal with the player, but ended up at the last stage.
Stevanovic is the latest of several young Manchester City players who temporarily relocated from City Football Academy this summer, following in the footsteps of the likes of Alexander Robertson and Kluvert Aguilar.
Several more loan deals are expected to be completed before the end of the current transfer window, with Ian Cote’s future still pending and Tommy Doyle’s interest in several English clubs.
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