06 Feb '11, 12pm

Read: "Luka Savic: From Barca to S-League" [the straits times, via @ledgeddie]

Read: "Luka Savic: From Barca to S-League" [the straits times, via @ledgeddie]

For Serbian midfielder Luka Savic, the S-League is a stepping stone to bigger and better things in Europe. But first, the ex- Barcelona academy trainee wants to impress in his second season here, having joined SAFFC from the Young Lions. --ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE FOR three years, he was schooled at Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, which produced the likes of Lionel Messi, twice World Player of the Year, and Xavi Hernandez, the World Cup winner with Spain. There, Luka Savic came up against the likes of Barca starlets Sergio Busquets and Bojan Krkic on the training ground and played alongside Daniel Pacheco, Ruben Rochina and Thiago Alcantara. But while Thiago and Pacheco have gone to make appearances for Barca's and Liverpool's first teams respectively and Rochina joined Blackburn last month, 19-year-old Savic finds himself in his second S-League season. This time, the Serb ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Sport/Story/STIS...

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