Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Ange Pulls Off INSANE Business Move: Signing One of the Best Youngsters

When Ange Postecoglou was appointed by Spurs in June, there were clear indications of significant changes to the roster as the upcoming EPL season drew closer. The new manager took the initiative by recruiting six new players and exercising club options on existing squad members, such as Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro.

Several of the summer signings, including Brennan Johnson (22), Micky Van de Ven (22), Alejo Veliz (19), and Ashley Phillips (18), were brought in with the aim of strengthening the club’s future prospects. To this list, we can now add another notable name.

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Spurs have secured the services of one of the most promising young talents globally

16-year-old center-back Luka Vuskovic. This significant acquisition was enthusiastically endorsed by journalist Fabrizio Romano, who described Vuskovic as a “highly talented center-back” in his tweet announcing the deal. However, there’s a noteworthy caveat to this transfer.

Vuskovic will not officially join Tottenham until 2025, owing to FIFA regulations stipulating that overseas players must be at least 18 years old before they can join a new club. Tottenham managed to execute this signing outside the traditional summer transfer window, classifying it as a “developmental signing” according to TalkSport.

Before making the move to Tottenham, the Croatian defender had already accumulated 11 appearances for Hajduk Split’s first team and earned five caps while representing the Croatia U-17 squad. There were reports and rumors, widely circulated online, suggesting that reigning champions Manchester City were also keen on acquiring this young talent, but Tottenham ultimately secured Vuskovic’s signature.

The deal for the center-back is valued at $14.5 million USD and spans five years, lasting until 2030. This transfer is purported to be the most expensive in club and Premier League history for a player under 18 years old, according to Transfermarkt. With this acquisition seemingly concluding a busy offseason for Postecoglou and his team at Spurs, the question arises: How would you assess Tottenham’s overall performance in this transfer window?

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