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Olympiakos eye Utd winger Tosic
Published : 25 Aug 2009 10:52:16
UNITED winger Zoran Tosic is wanted by Euro giants Olympiakos. The Serbian Under-21 star fits the bill as the Greek club search for a left-sided midfielder. They have identified the Reds' player and are hoping that Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson will grant him a season-long loan. Tosic was signed from Partizan Belgrade last January with the club also tying up a deal for his teenage team-mate Adem Ljajic. While Ljacic stayed in Belgrade, and is due to move to Manchester this winter, Tosic came over immediately. However, he has not made the breakthrough yet and has been more of a mainstay in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reserve side than making any impact on the seniors. The 22-year-old was given an initial taste of first-team life with the Reds back in January when he came on as a sub against Spurs in the FA Cup and at West Brom in the league. But he never featured again. This summer he was hoping a stint with his young international squad in the European Under 21s championships in Sweden may put him on the front foot when returning for pre-season training with the Reds. He went on United's pre-season tour of the Far East and Asia but since the Premier League season began he has not been included in any of Fergie's 18 on duty for matches against Birmingham City, Burnley and Wigan. Despite the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid, Tosic's path to a potential left-sided berth has been blocked by arrival of Antonio Valencia from Wigan and Nani's improved form. A season playing in Athens for Tosic might just suit all parties. What do you think? Have your say.