Man City midfielder Ivan Ilic joins Italian side Hellas Verona in £7m transfer after four years at Etihad and no games
MANCHESTER CITY have sold midfielder Ivan Ilic to Serie A side Hellas Verona in a deal worth £7million.
The 20-year-old Serbian international has not made any appearances for Pep Guardiola's outfit since arriving in 2017.
And he has now finally departed on a permanent transfer, joining the side he spent last year on loan with.
Ilic played 30 times for Hellas Verona last season, scoring three goals in that spell.
Since signing with Man City, he has been out on loan to Serbian outfit Zemun and Dutch club NAC Breda.
He also made his debut for Serbia's national team earlier this year and has now picked up two caps for his country.
Ilic's departure comes after Man City saw youngsters Dario Sarmiento and Lukas Nmecha leave the club.
The Premier League champions have also seen more high-profile players Angelino and Jack Harrison depart as they attempt to trim down their squad.
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Guardiola is looking to recoup some of the money spent on £100m signing Jack Grealish.
And the club are still interested in agreeing a fee for Spurs striker Harry Kane, with a £127.5m offer said to be in the works.
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When asked about the desire for Kane to join City, Guardiola said: "Harry Kane is an exceptionally talented striker and of course, we're very interested.
"But if Tottenham don't want to sell… Of course, we'll try. If Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, it is finished.
"If they want to negotiate, many clubs would like to sign him. We are not an exception. We are very interested in him."
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