Tottenham agree £12m deal for teenage prodigy but fans will have to wait for his debut

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Tottenham are building for the future with the signing of a 16-year-old prospect

Tottenham Hotspur have beaten the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, PSG and Manchester City to the signature of a highly-rated teenage prospect from Croatia.

Luka Vuskovic is a name which is hot on the radar of many football scouts around the world and the 16-year-old has already emerged as a key player for the Hajduk Split team which won the Croatian Cup last term.

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Ange Postecoglou has already strengthened his defence with the marquee signings of Micky van de Ven and Pedro Porro, while Ashley Phillips is tipped to be one for the future after his arrival from Blackburn Rovers.

But fans will have to wait a while longer to see Vuskovic in action due to his age and he will continue his development at Hajduk until he turns 18. He will then link up with his Tottenham team mates in the summer of 2025.

The fee for the 6ft4 defender has not yet been officially confirmed by Tottenham but rumours from the Evening Standard suggest that the fee is somewhere in the region of £12m.

Vuskovic is already tipped for stardom in Croatia’s national team and he has represented the World Cup semi-finalists at U15, U16 and U17 level. 

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If he continues his current progress he will become part of a strong Croatia backline for years to come, which also features new Manchester City recruit Josko Gvardiol.

Vuskovic's team's is one of the most successful in the history of Croatian football and they are aiming to win the first division league title for the first time since 2004/ 2005. So far this season they have won all five of their opening league games, but they missed out on a place in the Europa Conference League after losing over two legs to PAOK.

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