One of the most promising players to have emerged from Serbia in recent times, Aleksic is a deep lying forward who has also been known to drift out wide.
He may need to find a way of performing more consistently if he is to make it at the highest level, but the signs are that he could be a real star in the making.
FourFourTwo contributor Jonathan Wilson tells us more about the highly-regarded 18-year-oldÃ¢ÂÂ¦
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Danijel Aleksic Age 18Position Second StrikerNationality Serbian Club GenoaGames 48 Goals 8 (for previous club, FK Vojvodina)
For a couple of years Serbian pundits have been hailing Aleksic as one of the greatest prospects they have ever seen.
Tall and powerful, he is skilful and a fine finisher, but his technique and vision mean than he is probably better suited to a deeper-lying role than the out-and-out striker position he occupied during this summerÃ¢ÂÂs European U19 Championships.
There he scored three goals as Serbia lost to the eventual champions Ukraine in the semi-final.
Ã¢ÂÂPlayers like him are born once every 20-30 years,Ã¢ÂÂ said Petar Puaca, a former Red Star player who runs a football school in Novi Sad, the capital of the Vojvodina region.
Ã¢ÂÂHeÃ¢ÂÂs one of the best in the world for his age, and heÃ¢ÂÂs a good boy.Ã¢ÂÂ
"Taxi! Genoa please, and step on it!"
As captain of the Serbia U17 side, he scored five goals in three games in the final phase of qualifying for the 2008 European Championships, in which he scored a spectacular bicycle kick against Scotland in 2008.
That same year he played for SerbiaÃ¢ÂÂs U19 and U21 sides before being called up to the full national team for a game against Poland that December, making him the only player to represent his country at four different age groups in a calendar year.
There have been suggestions his progress has stalled a little over the past year, and there were rumours that he had become a touch complacent at FK Vojvodina, but Genoa were undeterred, and will be hoping to get the best out of the clearly talented forward.
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