Paris Saint-Germain want Ivan Ilic – just a year after Manchester City allowed him to join Hellas Verona in a deal worth around £6million.
City have become very, very good at signing young players and selling them on, sometimes without playing a game for Pep Guardiola’s first team.
This summer alone you can look to Gavn Bazunu, Pedro Porro, Ko Itakura, Darko Gyabi and Romeo Lavia who have passed the millions.
Jack Harrison, Lukas Nmecha and Ilic earned City millions in the transfer market last summer – but Ilic could now make a huge move.
Paris Saint-Germain want Ivan Ilic
Just one year on, Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Paris Saint-Germain are trying to sign Ilic.
It is suggested that Ilic’s agents are in Milan to try to work out his future, with PSG now eyeing a deal.
Football Italia note that City bought Ilic for €3m (£2.5m) and sold him to Hellas Verona for around €7.5m (£6.3m).
Ilic, 21, scored just one goal and provided four assists in 32 Serie A games last season but appears to have attracted PSG’s interest.
The Serbian midfielder impressed as a playmaker in Italy and still has plenty of untapped potential.
PSG brought in a new sporting director this summer in Luis Campos and likes to go for young players with potential rather than the big names that PSG usually target.
We’ve already seen PSG bring in Vitinha and Hugo Ekitike, and Ilic will continue that push to bring in players with bright futures.
City must have a sell-on clause in Ilic’s deal, meaning they could benefit financially from any move to the French capital.
Seeing Ilic make such a big move just a year after leaving City, some may wonder if he could have had a future under Pep Guardiola after all, and the Serbian will surely be hoping to prove that City were wrong to let him go.
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