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Tosic granted work permit
http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={B4CEE8FA-9A47-47BC-B069-3F7A2F35DB70}&newsid=6623328

Manchester United have secured a work permit for Zoran Tosic.



The 21-year-old Partisan Belgrade winger was linked with the Reds in various UK papers last weekend and the club can now confirm the application for his work permit has been successful. No transfer can be completed until the January transfer window.

Tosic, a dead-ball specialist, has played 12 times for Serbia.



From Setanta:
United get green light for Serb
http://www.setanta.com//uk/Articles/Football/2008/11/28/Premier-League-United-sign-Tosic/gnid-29279/

Serbian starlet Zoran Tosic has been granted a work permit ahead of his reported £8 million move from Partizan Belgrade to Manchester United.

The winger, 21, wUnited get green light for Serbill now join Sir Alex Ferguson’s ranks at Old Trafford even though his current club insisted only two days ago that they had had no contact with the English champions.

The Serbia international does not fulfil the strict work permit criteria but the club have successfully argued at an Independent Review Panel hearing in Sheffield that they should be permitted to sign the player.

Tosic already has 12 caps for Serbia and has seemingly been granted the necessary paperwork on the basis that he boasts outstanding potential.

The Partizan star is expected to be a long-term option to replace the ageing Ryan Giggs at Old Trafford.



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Zoran Tošić

Zoran Tošić (Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран "Бамби" Тошић) (born 28 April 1987) is a Serbian football player currently playing for FK Partizan in Serbia as an attacking midfielder or winger. Tošić is nicknamed Bambi due to his lean build.

Club career

Born in Zrenjanin, SFR Yugoslavia, Tošić began his football career with Proleter Zrenjanin, before joining Budućnost Banatski Dvor midway through the 2005–06 season. Those two teams later joined to form FK Banat Zrenjanin, now playing in the Serbian Superliga. In 25 appearances for Banat, Tošić scored two goals, and in doing so helped his team avoid relegation.

Tošić's performances both on the domestic scene with Banat and on the international scene with Serbia earned him glances from many clubs across Europe. On 6 August 2007, Tošić signed a four year professional contract with FK Partizan. He has since then been a standard member of the team.

On 22 November 2008, the Daily Mail claimed a deal had been agreed with his club for the midfielder to join Manchester United in the January 2009 Transfer Window. The deal is also subject to a successful work permit application as the player has not played the required 75% of his country's matches in the last year. On 28 November, there were reports that Tošić had been granted a work permit, and is expected that on the opening day of the January transfer window he will transfer to Manchester United.


International

On the international scene, he made his debut for the Serbia national under-21 football team on 23 March 2007, against Belgium. Four days later, against Portugal, he scored his first international goal. He also took part in Serbia's 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship campaign, in which they reached the final.

On 31 August 2007, Tošić received his first call-up to the Serbia squad for the Euro 2008 qualifier against Finland and Portugal by national team manager Javier Clemente, and made his international debut against Finland.
 

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No mention of him at all, but I'll keep an eye on the official website to see, if they follow up with anymore news.
 

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he sure looks a very exciting prospect and i do believe player's from that region of europe or scandanavia are much better suited to the british game than most southern areas of europe , they always seem a tougher grittier type of character .
 

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UNITED GET TOSIC CLEARANCE

Manchester United have been granted a work permit for young Serbian winger Zoran Tosic.

Sir Alex Ferguson attended a hearing for the 21-year-old and emerged with positive news, meaning Tosic will sign from Partizan Belgrade in January.

United have not confirmed the fee they have agreed for Tosic.

Tosic has appeared 12 times for his country and can play on either flank, having also starred for Serbia's Under-21 side.

He will join fellow countryman Nemanja Vidic at Old Trafford, with the prospect of more to come as another Partizan player Adam Ljajic - a 19-year-old dubbed the 'Serbian Kaka' - is also thought to be in talks with United.

Old Trafford officials are staying silent on talks with Ljajic though, insisting there have been no developments.



Think Tosic should be in the bag or why would United apply for the hearing and Fergie attended in person? :)

Not so sure about Ljajic though since there was no hearing...
 

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Everyone was saying about a week ago, who should replace giggsy. & ribery name came up alot. I said that sir alex would go for a young unproven player & he has done it. It was the obvious choice, cause buying a big name is a gamble. Buying tosic is not. if he succeeds, it would be great. But if he don't, then we will probarbly recoup most of that money cause he is young and a international. Its a win-win situation.
 

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Fantastic news imo.

Looks talented, although I don't like judging players on youtube videos, and we've finally got a left-winger with a left-foot! :D (Well, who plays with his left foot before someone cracks a funny one :rolleyes: :p)

Looking forward to seeing him. And with him being 21, I would expect him to be a first-team squad member pretty soon.
 

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Top class signing and if its for 8m pounds that is very cheap as his potential value can rise up the roof.

We need a new winger since Giggs is now converted to centre mid as we need 2 players in each position and we only have 3 wingers now; Park, Nani & Ronaldo. Tosic will fit in imo thanks to Vida and if Ljajic moves too and has international football experience and isnt too old for a first team spot and can play in the CL too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH0XFSDPzzs

 

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Plus with some people getting fustrated with Ronaldo's freekicks...Tosic is also a dead ball specialist! He can sure score some cracking bend it like becks goals too which is just an added bonus ;)
 

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Has anyone actually seen alot of this guy that can tell us what he's like? Because judging a player on youtube or football manager really doesn't work!

Having said that on football manager he looks decent and the youtube goals are good!

Anybody know what his general play is like? As in dribbling crossing passing movement etc?
 

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This might finally give Nani a kick up the backside and force him too start peforming, now that there is a new player on the block...who has the same postion as him. This can only be good news for us.
 

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Interesting...

...this could be another Vidic/Evra signing....made in January...no real hype about
them and at a fairly cheap price. If he's anything like Evra and Vidic in terms of
influence, then great news!
 

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Interesting...

...this could be another Vidic/Evra signing....made in January...no real hype about
them and at a fairly cheap price. If he's anything like Evra and Vidic in terms of
influence, then great news!

ya i agree! and there will be no pressure onhim either as no one will know what to expect! another fergie coup me thinks :D lets jus hope hes not as greedy as nani ;) and he takes some sweet free kiks too:D
 
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