Blackpool set for first summer signing

Bojan Djordjic
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IAN Holloway is on the verge of completing his first signing of the summer.

According to sources, former Manchester United winger Bojan Djordjic – once tipped to be Ryan Giggs’ successor at Old Trafford – has held talks with Blackpool and is set to sign a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old is well known to Holloway from their time together at Plymouth.

Djordjic made 40 appearances for the south coast club between 2005 and 2007, when Holloway was in charge.

Son of Serbian professional Ranko Djordjic, the attack-minded wideman joined Manchester United at the age of 18, after being spotted playing for Swedish club IF Brommapojkarna.

He was tipped for big things, with many onlookers comparing him to Giggs, but he made just two appearances for the Reds and was loaned out to several clubs, including Sheffield Wednesday.

Djordjic left Old Trafford to join Rangers but suffered with injuries and moved to Plymouth a year later.

In the last four years he has played his football in Europe, most recently in Hungary with Videoton.

But available on a free transfer, Djordjic is understood to have chosen to join Blackpool ahead of four other clubs.

If the move goes through without a hitch, it will be a major boost for Holloway who is keen to make some early breakthroughs in the transfer market.

There is much work to be done ahead of the new campaign in terms of getting new faces in, with chairman Karl Oyston stating that he wants to sign ten players.

Pool need to do that because so many key individuals are set to depart.