Tottenham's swoop for Croatian wonderkid Luka Vušković over the weekend has been met with widespread praise, with Ange Postecoglou and company being told they've secured themselves 'the next Josko Gvardiol'. The 16-year-old, who arrives from Hajduk Split for a fee of £12 million, was a subject of interest to many top European teams but Spurs seem to have snatched him up first.
The likes of Paris Saint-Germain as well as Premier League rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea were all reportedly interested in the youngster with Pep Guardiola's side said to have sent in a bid of £10m with £2m worth of add-ons, a bid that was rejected in favour of Spurs' own.
Hajduk have claimed it's their biggest transfer of all time, with the centre-back being labelled by the side as the most expensive 16-year-old of all time. Touted as the future of Croatian football, Vušković has already established himself for his national side's Under-16s and Under-17s sides on top of his 11 appearances for Hajduk's first team at his young age.
Due to FIFA rules, the 16-year-old will have to wait until he's 18 before joining Spurs, with the rest of his next 14 months likely to be spent back at Hajduk. As the move to North London was announced, he highlighted how 'honoured' he was to be joining a club like Spurs.
«In the past months, I was aware of the interest of big clubs from abroad, and I tried to stay on the ground, train and prepare for new challenges,» the youngster explained after his announcement.
«It is a great honour to see that a club like Tottenham has shown such a desire and put in so much effort to bring in a player of my age. This makes me proud, and it is certainly a motive for me to work even harder on my development and furtherRead on football.london