Rumor: Serbian national player to Metalurg?
Written by: Rasmus Boysen
The Macedonian top club RK Metalurg may have found the replacement for the long-term injured left wing Martin Marcec.
The Serbian left wing of RK Metalurg, Martin Marcec, is due to a front cruciate ligament injury out for at least 6 months. He has been suffering from the serious knee injury acquired by a bad fall during a game against RK Nexe in the SEHA League.
RK Metalurg now only has Slovenian Tadej Matijasic and the young 19-year old Macedonian Davor Palevski in the squad on the left wing position. But it can be turned on shortly. According to informations of the Macedonian website 24rakomet is the Serbian national player Vanja Ilic in negotiations with RK Metalurg.
The 23-year-old Serbian left wing, who last season played at the league rivals of RK Metalurg, RK Rabotnički, was earlier this summer linked with the Macedonian top club RK Vardar as a replacement for Dejan Manaskov, but instead he returned to his Serbian childhood club RK Partizan, with whom he played in the EHF Champions League in 2011/12 and 2012/13. He signed a 1-year contract with a clause to get out, if a foreign club showed interest.
According to 24rakomet it will be decided whether or not he'll return to Skopje over the coming days.
Name: Vanja Ilić
Date of birth: 25.02.93
Position: Left wing
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 74 kg
-2015: RK Partizan, Serbia
2015-2016: RK Rabotnički, Macedonia
2016-?: RK Partizan, Serbia