Fulham have taken Bosnian teenager Edis Smajic on trial from FK Sloboda Tuzla after watching him closely towards the end of last season.
The 18 year-old attacking midfielder is widely considered to one of Bosnia’s most promising talents in many years. He made his debut for Sloboda Tuzla aged just seventeen, coming on as a substitute in a goalless draw against NK Metalleghe-BSI, and was slowly integrated into the first team for the reminder of the season. Smajic, a classy ball player with an eye for goal, enjoyed a breakout season last year, scoring seven goals in 32 appearances as Sloboda finished tenth in the Bosnian top flight.
Fulham’s status as a Premier League club and their reputation for giving youth a chance meant that Smajic, who has been first tracked into the Bosian under-21 side after impressing at the younger age groups, was eager to make a move to England to try and earn a senior contract. The Londoners appear to have seen off rumoured interest from a Dutch top-flight outfit and will now run the rule over Smajic during the next week. He arrived at Motspur Park yesterday to begin training with Fulham’s under-19 and under-23 squads and the Whites would have to pay upwards of £500,000 if they decide to pursue a permanent deal.
Sounds like a good move…and probably a good investment for the future….
Sounds good. Should get on like a house on fire with Serb Nitro!
Looking forward to the singalong to Pilot’s “Oh, oh, oh it’s Smajic” from the terraces…
Have read this boy is amazing hope it turns out to be true. We could have a right little gem in the making