- Tottenham set to sign highly rated Croatian defender Luka Vuskovic
- The 16-year-old was previously linked with Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea.
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Tottenham are close to signing highly rated Croatian central defender Luka Vuskovic from Hajduk Split, according to reports.
The 16-year-old made eight appearances in the Croatian top flight last season and was continued by teams across Europe.
Vuskovic helped Hajduk win the Croatian Cup and became the club’s youngest goalscorer after finding the net just days after his 16th birthday.
Fabrizio Romano reported that the defender had agreed to move to north London on Sunday.
He posted on X (formerly Twitter): “Tottenham are close to signing top Croatian talent Luka Vusković.
Tottenham close to signing 16-year-old Croatian defender Luka Vuskovic from Hajduk Split
Vuskovic broke into Hajduk’s first team last season and also captained the U19 team to the UEFA Youth League final.
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‘After [presenting a] best project for his development, Vusković only wants Spurs – despite interest from 5 other big clubs.
“Personal terms agreed, clubs finalizing paperwork.”
Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle had already expressed interest in Vuskovic, but it appears Ange Postecoglou’s side have won the race for his signature.
Manchester City also wanted to sign the defenderwho captained the Hajduk U19 team to the UEFA Youth League final last season, alongside his first-team commitments.
It is not yet clear when he will officially join Spurs, but he is expected to be the next exciting addition to Postecoglou’s new defense in north London.
Ange Postecoglou reportedly beat Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea for signing
Postecoglou’s Spurs revolution saw players like Micky Van de Ven thrive in a new defense
Goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, left-back Destiny Udogie and centre-back Micky Van de Ven have all impressed in the first weeks of their Premier League debut.
The new additions have helped Spurs enjoy an unbeaten start to the Premier League season, leaving Postecoglou’s men second in the top league table.
They return to action after the international break when they host Sheffield United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday September 16.