Manchester United have announced Serbian signing and committed to signing his brother too

by Sam Peoples

Reports coming from the Belgian press suggest Manchester United are going head to head with KRC Genk over the signature of Serbian youth internationals Sergei and Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.

With the siblings currently signed to FK Vojvodina, who play in the Serbian SuperLiga, Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg explains that Manchester United are committed to signing both players.

Sergei is a tough tackling, physically strong midfielder and at 19 would be ready for first team football far sooner than younger brother Vanja who, at 17 and a goalkeeper, is one deemed for the future.

The club has already officially announced a deal for 17-year-old Vanja but reports from Serbia suggest that no deal has been struck and these fresh reports from Belgium seem to support the latter claims.

Although Genk are confident of tying up a deal for Sergei, there is a stumbling block over Vanja due to his age and being a non-EU citizen would mean waiting until his 18th birthday in February 2015 before officially signing for the club.

Manchester United need a makeover of the first team squad but signing these Serbian youth internationals would be seen as good business as both players have impressed at youth level.

With the likes of James Wilson and Adnan Januzaj breaking into the first team last season, a move to Old Trafford would always appeal to talented youngsters as United have a history of giving youth a chance.

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