The Evening Standard have revealed that while Luka Vuskovic is set to sign for Tottenham Hotspur, he will not link up with his expected new club for two more years. 

Spurs fans might have been disappointed that the club could not add another senior centre-back to their squad (apart from Micky van de Ven) before the summer transfer window closed.

However, the North London club did secure one of the highest-rated young English central defenders in Ashley Phillips, and they are now seemingly on the verge of signing another defensive starlet.

It was reported by Fabrizio Romano on Sunday that the Lilywhites have agreed personal terms with Vuskovic, and are working to sort out the final details of the transfer with his club, Hajduk Split.

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Luka Vuskovic will not arrive at Spurs until 2025 

The Evening Standard have now confirmed that the Croatian starlet is indeed about to sign for Tottenham but they explain that he will not move to the Premier League club immediately.

Instead, Vuskovic is expected to remain at Hajduk Split until he turns 18, and is set to arrive at Hotspur Way in the summer of 2025 as part of the plan to continue his development in his homeland for the time being.

The outlet also reveals that the deal to sign the talented young defender is thought to be worth around £12m.

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At 16 years of age, Vuskovic is far from a finished product and it will be beneficial for him to continue playing in the Croatian top flight for a couple of more years. 

As was the case with Destiny Udogie and Pape Matar Sarr (who were loaned back to Udinese and Metz respectively), the central defender will be much further along in his development when he arrives at Spurs.

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