Manchester United agreed a deal with Partizan Belgrade for their two players, Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic, almost a month ago. It should have been plain sailing from this point but we were unable to resolve their personal terms, with the players obviously clinging on to the idea of more money than we were prepared to offer.
Regardless, Tosic remained keen to sign, claiming that just because he hadn’t been offered the deal he was hoping for, he was only thinking about United.
Nemanja Vidic did his bit to help the deal go through, giving his compatriots a positive report of life at Old Trafford.
“Vidic told me that all players are great guys, acting together and that I would find no trouble settling in,” said Tosic.
An agreement has been reached though, with both their futures looking to be with United.
The signing of contracts and sorting of paperwork will take place within the next week, when a press conference with be held to reveal them as United players.
21-year-old Tosic will sign with immediate effect, joining the club in January and wearing the number 14 shirt. 17-year-old Ljajic will remain with Partizan for the rest of the season, before joining up with the club in the summer.
Paritzan will receive up to £17 million for the pair, with initial fees being paid out and the rest dependant on appearances and progress.
RedRanter has a few things to say about the signings and what impact they will have within our current squad.