Former Partizan player, 28-year-old Zoran Tosic, signed a three-year deal with Partizan today. He returned to his former club after more than eight years of playing abroad. Tosic played for Man Utd, Koln and CSKA Moscow. He signed to Partizan from CSKA as a free agent.
Zoran Tosic upon signing:
– To be honest, two months ago I didn`t think I was coming back to Partizan but then Ivica Iliev showed up and he deserves credits for my return. His energy, desire and faith in me were crucial. But I have to justify his faith and show that he signed right player.
I said it before – if I was ever to come back, it will be in my best footballing years, not some time before I hang my boots. I have lots of playing years ahead of me and my desire was to spend them here. I guess this is a good decision. My playing years in Europe and my name suggest I had other offers, but let`s not go into it now.
Partizan Sports Director Ivica Iliev on Tosic`s arrival:
– This is a blast of a transfer. I`m convinced we didn`t have such big player coming to Serbia in ages. He is in his best playing years, he played CL for the last 10 years, won so many big trophies and made 76 apps for Serbian national team. This is the great Zoran Tosic.
After everything we did in the past two years, we got into position to sign players from CL. Why did Tosic sign for Partizan? Because we are great European club. We are gradually enjoying our idea and vision. Tosic is here to achieve big things, to be part of Europe with Partizan. We might reach great heights with him.