Arsenal and Spurs in five-club race for ‘Serbian Messi’

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According to reports from AS via The Telegraph, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both targeting Partizan Belgrade prodigy Andrija Zivkovic, who has been dubbed the ‘Serbian Messi’.

The 5 foot 7 winger is just 19 years of age but has already bagged 21 goals in 85 appearances for the Serbian outfit, including four Europa League goals and a career-best return of nine-in-19 this season.

Having played a pivotal role in Serbia’s U20 World Cup triumph earlier this year and also featured for the senior team on three occasions, the teenager is almost certain to leave Partizan for a major club either in January or when his contract expires at the end of the season.

And according to AS, there is already the quite the queue for his signature. Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Villarreal represent interest from La Liga, whilst north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also in the hunt to sign the prodigious wide man.

The Gunners, however, are believed to be the favourites.

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