Lazar Markovic


{Player Profile Updated 01/09/2012}

Date of Birth: - .2nd of March 1994.

Height: - 5 ft 9 in. .

Nationality: - Serbian.

Position: - Second Striker, attacking midfielder or winger.

Current Club: - FK Partizan.

Estimated Market Value: - Around 4 million ponds.

Linked with: - Chelsea.

- Liverpool.

- Barcelona

Club Career:

-Markovic joined FK Partizan as a 12 year old trainee in 2006.

-On the 29th of May 2011, Markovic earned a promotion to the first team.

-On the 11th of July 2011 Markovic signed his first professional contract with Partizan, on a five-year deal.

-Markovic made his first appearance of the 2011/2012 season in Partizan's opener against KF Shkëndija.

-He scored his first senior goal in a league match versus FK Novi Pazar, on the 13th of August 2011.

-Markovic's fantastic performances throughout the course of the season saw him awarded Partizan's Player of the Year award.

-In his first full senior season, Markovic made 26 league appearances and scored six goals.

International Career:

-He has played for Serbia at U17 and U21 level and has played once for the senior squad.

-In October 2009, Markovic made his Serbia U17 debut in the qualification round for the 2010 UEFA European Championship.

-Markovic skipped the national U19 selection and was immediately invited to the Serbian U21 team.

-He made his debut against Denmark on the 11th of October 2011.

-He debuted as a starter in the senior against Armenia on the 28th February 2012, three days before his 18th birthday.

Club Statistics

FK Partizan:

2010/2011 season - 1 appearance, 0 goals.

2011/2012 season - 33 appearances, 7 goals..

International Statistics

Serbia U17 - 8 appearances, 0 goals.

Serbia U21 - 2 appearances 0 goals.

Serbia - 1 appearance 0 goals.

General Comments:

The Serbian League isn't exactly the easiest to find on TV, and because of this i haven't seen an awful lot of Markovic. From what i have seen, he seems a very talented young player, he's a very fast two footed creative player but he's not very strong. I do not think Markovic should move clubs yet although there is a lot of interest in him but his club have said he is not for sale, If he goes to Chelsea I can't see him getting a game over the likes of Hazard, Mata, Marin and Oscar and if he goes to Barcelona well we all know of the competition for places they have there, if he were to move he should go to a club like Liverpool because i feel he would get more game time there and more of a chance to develop as a player but he is one for the future. Would he make it in the Premier League? well if he improves his body strength then there is no reason why he shouldn't. He has the vision, flair and pace for the league. I advise people who haven't seen Markovic play, to go have a look. You will probably be impressed.

Summary of Markovic:

Strengths - Pace, two footed, creative, flair, vision and can finish well.

Weaknesses - Strength, Defensively and aerial ability.

The Business End of the Profile.

If the player continues to improve as he has been, it looks as if he will be moving soon, however, it probably wont be until next summer