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Adem Ljajic has long been touted as one of the finest player's young players Serbia has ever produced, and he is showing no signs of not being able living up to that tag.

He has starred for Serbia's youth team on the international stage, which first attracted interest from a string of Europe's top clubs and Manchester United have used their contacts in Eastern Europe to great effect by landing a precocious talent like Ljajic.

He will join United next year, but is he ready for the Premier League? Simple answer is yes, very much so. As a 15 and 16 year-old his talent was there to behold, but in the last 18-months his body has filled out so that he is now more than capable of playing at the senior level.

But as he has grown he has not lost any of his natural skill or pace. His close control is a joy to behold and he loves to beat men, sometimes more than once, which is something which will no doubt be removed from his game under Sir Alex Ferguson and his staff.

He has been labelled the 'Little Kaka' but that the comparisons are not that accurate, Ljajic make become a more central player and he certainly has excellent vision - but his crossing and ability out-wide mean his future - in the short-term at least - is on the wing.

The one major of area of concern has been his finishing, but again this looks to be improving all the time and he has shown this by bagging five goals for Partizan this season.

The scout says...

One of the most talented youngsters we have looked at. Has all the attributes to make it to the very top, and what better place to hone his talents than Manchester United.

On moving to Old Trafford he is unlikely to be rushed into first-team action, but on talent alone they may not be able to hold him back for too long.

The Scout rating...

Shooting: 7 out of 10

Passing: 9 out of 10

Tackling: 6 out of 10

Heading: 6 out of 10

Pace: 9 out of 10

Vision: 9 out of 10

Current ability: 9 out of 10

Potential ability: 10 out of 10


Current value: £8million

Potential value: £50million
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