Stefan Savic to Arsene Wenger: Deal Almost Done

Robin SAnalyst IFebruary 2, 2010

Arsene Wenger's search for a talented defender to replace William Gallas is all but over now. Stefan Savic, a young talented Montenegrin defender has successfully completed a 10 day trial with Arsenal and Wenger is reportedly keen to complete the deal.

Recently, Wenger missed out on England under-21 defender Chris Smalling, who has rebuffed Arsenal for Manchester United.

Savic currently plays for BSK Borca in the Serbian Superliga. He's impressed the Arsenal boss during the trial period and now talks are going on with his club to secure a deal in the Summer.

He's expected to sign a pre-contract in the next couple of days.

The young defender has already confirmed the deal. He told the Serbian Press, "There were offers from Tottenham and Birmingham City, but once a call came from Arsenal, I had no more doubts. A pre-contract will be signed on Thursday and then I will return to Belgrade and join BSK for their preparations. I will be staying with BSK until May."

He has shunned offers from Birmingham City and Tottenham to arrive on trial, and understandably so. He had a dream of wearing the shirt of a great club from his childhood; lowly Birmingham City and Tottenham doesn't belong to Europe's elite group.

The 19-year-old won the Montenegrin young player of the year award for 2009. He's an imposing figure standing tall at 6'2".

However, Savic does lack experience at the highest level, and Wenger might well be forced to send him on loan to gain valuable experience. If this deal goes through, then Kyle Bartley would surely look twice into his future at Arsenal.

Wenger's decision to sign yet another relatively young player would surely irk a section of Arsenal faithful, who are restless for Silverware from the past few years.