English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have landed a promising Croatian center back.
Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano exclusively reported on Monday that Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal to sign center back Luka Vukovic, one of Croatia’s top talents.
It’s interesting to note that Vukovic, who is one of the top talents in his age group, has been approached by a number of top clubs, but has chosen Tottenham.
According to the Evening Standard, big clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with Vukovic, including Manchester City, who won the treble last season. “Manchester City were keen to sign Vukovic on a deal that would guarantee first-team football,” the Daily Mail explained.
Tottenham beat the big clubs to the signing, agreeing personal terms with Vukovic in negotiations last weekend. The transfer fee is estimated to be in the region of £12 million.
Vukovic, who is 16 years old and already stands at 193 centimeters, joined the Croatian first team in February and played a key role in Hajduk Split winning the Croatian Cup.
Five days after his 16th birthday, he scored his first-team goal, becoming the youngest player in Hajduk’s history to do so.
He developed into one of the best defenders in the world at Leipzig RB and is tipped to lead the Croatian defense in the future alongside Manchester City’s Josuco Gbardiol.
According to reports, Vukovic will remain at Hajduk until the age of 18. That means he could be wearing a Tottenham jersey in 2025.
Under new manager Enze Postecoglou, who took over from Antonio Conte, Tottenham have added James Maddison, Guillermo Vicario, Destiny Udoh, and Micky van der Vaart to their squad, and their new arrivals have helped them cruise to three wins and a draw to start the season 바카라사이트.
In addition, Tottenham paid €15 million to acquire rising Argentine striker Arejo Velez, 19, in a summer move that not only provided immediate impact, but also a long-term plan for the future. The idea is to build Belize and Vukovic into the core of the defense going forward.