Savic set to sign for Arsenal

Montenegrin starlet Stefan Savic has confirmed that he will sign a pre-contract with Arsenal this week following a successful trial period with the Gunners.

The 19-year-old BSK Borca central defender has been capped five times at U21 level by his country, leading to him being crowned Montenegro Player of the Year in 2009.

As a result, Emirates Stadium supremo Arsene Wenger was keen to secure the services of the talented teenager, having missed out on the capture of Fulham stopper Chris Smalling to arch rivals Manchester United in January.

Having shone during a 10-day trial with Arsenal, Savic has revealed that he received offers from both Birmingham City and Arsenal's bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, but has opted to sign a pre-contract with the Gunners on Thursday before travelling back to Belgrade.

“There were offers from Tottenham and Birmingham, but once a call came from Arsenal, I had no more doubts," he told Blic online.

"Wenger made sure my papers were arranged for and my work permit extended so I can be at more training sessions.

“He is the man. He has incredible authority at the club, everyone listens to him, assistants lead training sessions and he just supervises. Nothing can escape him.

“A pre-contract will be signed on Thursday and then I will return to Belgrade and join BSK for their preparations. I will be staying with BSK until May."

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