European giants keep a close eye on Savic

European giants keep a close eye on Savic

June 13, 2018 Off By Ben MacDonald

Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic is believed to be in talks over a summer transfer away from the Wanda Metropolitano, with Juventus and Chelsea the two clubs in discussions with the Montenegrin defender.

Sky Sports Italy report that the club, who yesterday announced that an agreement was in place to sign French winger Thomas Lemar, may sell 27 year-old Savic, who made 36 appearances for the club last season and was an unused substitute in the Europa League final against Marseille.

Should Savic choose to move to Stamford Bridge, it will be the second time he has appeared in the Premiership. Back in 2011, Manchester City signed Savic from Partizan Belgrade in a £6 million deal. He spent one season at the Greater Manchester side, scoring once in just 12 appearances before moving to Serie A side Fiorentina in a swap deal with centre back Matija Nastasić, with the Viola also collecting €15 million in the deal.

Savic was ever-present in the Fiorentina defence during his time at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, helping the side to consecutive top four places in the league as well as reaching the Europa League semi-final in 2015.

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In 2015, Atletico signed Savic from the Florence side for €10 million, as well as giving the Italians Mario Suarez in return. In his three years at the Spanish capital, Savic has played 73 times for the side, scoring one goal. He also became the first Montenegrin footballer in 18 years to play in a Champions League final.