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West Ham, Benfica & Olympiacos bid for Red Star’s Pantovic

West Ham and Olympiacos have entered the bidding for Red Star Belgrade wonderkid Milos Pantovic, Kurir reports.

The 17-year-old winger has caught the eye of scouts from a number of European clubs with his performances in Serbia.

In December 2019, Manchester City had contacts with Pantovic, but reports of him signing proved to be untrue.

Portuguese side Sporting CP also made an offer in the winter, reportedly worth up to €2m for him.

Last month, Sporting’s Lisbon rivals Benfica submitted an €800,000 bid but Red Star did not even consider it.

Red Star are braced for new bids with Kurir reporting that West Ham are ready to pay €1.7m and Olympiacos willing to offer €1.5m.

Pantovic shone in this season’s UEFA Youth League and made his first-team debut for Red Star in an 8-0 win over FK Trepca last October.

Since then, he has made five appearances in the Serbian league as a substitute.

Though naturally a left winger, Serbia youth international Pantovic also plays on the right flank.



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