Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has revealed that he has heard from one expert that Luka Vuskovic will be ready to be a first-team regular at Tottenham when he arrives at the club in 2025.
Tottenham are seemingly on the verge of winning the race for one of the most highly-rated young central defenders in Europe, with reports indicating that the North London club are now working on the final details of a deal to sign Vuskovic (Fabrizio Romano).
The 16-year-old, who broke into Hajduk Split’s first-team back in February, was reportedly on the radar of a number of Premier League sides, with the Daily Mail claiming back in April that Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle were all eyeing the teenager.
According to reports, Spurs are expected to agree on a deal worth £12m, with the defender set to continue playing in the Croatian top flight until he turns 18 before moving to Hotspur Way in the summer of 2025 (Evening Standard).
Michael Bridge predicts bright Spurs future for Luka Vuskovic
Bridge has revealed that one expert who has followed Vuskovic‘s development, expects him to be ready to play for Tottenham when he turns 18.
When asked about Spurs’ signing of the Croat, the journalist said on the Last Word On Spurs podcast: “Now I don’t think Spurs will see him until 2025. But the fact that Spurs are actually thinking that far ahead is very, very positive.
“One person who knows the youth level has said to me that this kid could be ready at 18, which is quite unbelievable. But I suppose that’s backed up by the level he’s playing.”
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Tottenham have put an increased amount of focus on signing young, up-and-coming stars recently as the acquisitions of Sarr, Udogie, Veliz, Phillips and others demonstrate.
That transfer strategy is certainly more likely to work under a coach like Ange Postecoglou, who is willing to trust young, unproven talents than it is under someone like Antonio Conte, who relies on experienced players.
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