Done deal: Ilic from Man City to Verona

epa09026576 Verona's Ivan Ilic (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Italian Serie Serie A soccer match Genoa CFC vs Hellas Verona at Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, 20 February 2021. EPA-EFE/LUCA ZENNARO

Hellas Verona have agreed a deal worth €7.5m to sign Ivan Ilic from Manchester City on a permanent basis after his loan spell.

The 20-year-old talent spent last season at the Stadio Bentegodi, where he scored three goals in 30 appearances between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

That was a dry loan, with no option to buy, so Verona had to negotiate the transfer fee from scratch.

According to Sky Sport Italia and others this evening, the two clubs have reached an agreement worth €7.5m to make the move permanent.

Ilic already has two senior caps for Serbia under his belt and joined the Manchester City youth academy from Red Star Belgrade in 2017.

He also had loans at FK Zemun and NAC Breda, but the creative midfielder now becomes a Verona player.

Ilic had also been linked with a loan at Torino, where his former Hellas Verona coach Ivan Juric is now working.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *