Reports link All Whites’ Marko Stamenić to $8.8 million move to English club

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New Zealand international midfielder Marko Stamenić is reportedly set to move from Serbian club FK Crvena Zvezda to English club Coventry City for a transfer fee of NZ$8.8 million.

Serbian news site Sportal says Stamenić will join the English Championship club in a 5,000,000 Euros deal only a year after the New Zealander signed with Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) as a free agent.

Another football news site, Mozzart Sport, reports the Serbian club will also receive 10% of any future fee paid for a transfer of the All White who has 21 caps for his country.

How Sportal reported the news about Marko Stamenić.

Neither his current club nor Coventry City have publicly acknowledged a deal is in the pipeline, though Stamenić’s Wikipedia page was edited to suggest he’s a Coventry player.

Coventry City finished ninth in England’s second-tier Championship last season.

Stamenić (22) played 35 games for the Crvena Zvezda, scoring two goals and being credited with one assist. He helped them achieve a league-cup double in their just-ended season.

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In 2023, Stamenić became the first New Zealander to score in the UEFA Champions League in almost 30 years, emulating the feat of All Whites striker Wynton Rufer.

Wellington-born Stameniċ played his youth football for Western Suburbs before heading overseas in 2020 for his first professional contract with Danish Superliga club Copenhagen.

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