The transfer window may be closed, but Tottenham fans are buzzing over reports they’ve beaten stiff competition to the signing of Luka Vuskovic.
The highly-rated Hajduk Split 16-year-old has been linked to numerous elite clubs, including Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Vuskovic is impressing many at such a young ageGetty
However, reports claim Spurs made a breakthrough over the weekend for the starlet defender.
Vuskovic, who is a huge 6ft 4in, starred in Hajduk’s run to the UEFA Youth League final last season while aged 15, already surpassing many older Croatian stars to land his spot in defence.
Since then, though, he’s graduated into the first team despite his tender years. In doing so, he broke the record as the historic Croatian side’s youngest-ever goalscorer, coming just five days after his 16th birthday.
Despite the excitement, the player won’t arrive at Spurs until his 18th birthday, according to the Evening Standard, meaning he won’t be seen in their white and navy strip until the summer of 2025 at the earliest.
That hasn’t nullified plenty of excitement in north London though, with a number of supporters responding to the news on X with delight.
One excited fan wrote: “Still only 16yo… Spurs have got themselves an absolute gem here.”
While another added: “An absolute unit despite being 16 and amazing ball playing ability. It is no exaggeration to say that this signing is game changing for our future.”
Posting a picture of AC Milan icons Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta together, this fan said: “[Ashley] Phillips and Vuskovic in a few years time.”
The news may further excite fans given their history with Croatians, with Luka Modric, Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar all starring for the side before Vuskovic.