Tottenham Hotspur have added a defensive resource for the future by completing the signing of 16-year-old highly-rated center-back prospect Luka Vukovic.
“We are delighted to announce that Luka Vukovic has agreed to join the club from Hajduk Split in 2025,” Tottenham announced on their official website on Friday. The contract runs until 2030.”
Vukovic is a promising young Croatian player. At the tender age of 16, he already made his debut in the Croatian Pro League this February. He became the youngest player to make his debut for his country, and just a month later, he became the youngest player in the club’s history to score a goal. At 6-foot-2, he has good physicality and attracts a lot of attention for his calm play and stability at a young age.
As a top-notch center back prospect, he attracted interest from several clubs. Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were all in the running to sign him, but Vukovic wanted to join Tottenham. “Manchester City even made an offer of €10 million plus €2 million in add-ons for Vukovic in March,” The Sun reported on March 25. But Vukovic only wanted to join Tottenham,” the Sun reported.
Initially, it was reported that even if he finished his contract, he would have to wait two years to join. The reason: Brexit. “Vukovic will join Tottenham in 2025,” said Football London. As stated on the English Football Association (FA) website, under FIFA rules, clubs in England are not allowed to sign players under the age of 18 because the United Kingdom has left the European Union (EU) through Brexit.”
It wasn’t entirely out of the question. “The FA has made significant changes to the transfer market this summer. If an elite player (ESC) has made a significant sporting contribution to their country, they can be considered an ESC and receive a work permit. Of course, there is an allocation for each club, but Vukovic has played for the Croatian youth national team and the UEFA Youth League, so it’s possible he could complete his move before 2025.”
For now, he will join in 2025, as reported by the club. Earlier, European football transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the 카지노사이트 news on social media, writing: “Tottenham have completed the signing of Luka Vukovic. The deal is done. The 16-year-old top center back will join Tottenham in 2025,” he wrote in an exclusive.
Tottenham have been plagued by defensive insecurity in recent years. Longtime starters Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez haven’t shown much improvement. New manager Enze Postecoglou took the plunge and shuffled the defense. In place of Dyer and Sanchez, he brought in Mickey van der Vaan to play alongside Cristian Romero in the center. With the promising youngster Vukovic in the fold, Tottenham have an excellent center back option for the future.