According to Fabrizio Romano, Luka Vuskovic determined that he only wanted to sign with Tottenham Hotspur because he thought the club’s current project, directed by Ange Postecoglou, was the perfect fit for him.
Although Vuskovic’s transfer to Spurs has not yet been formally announced, it has been widely speculated throughout the past week that it is only a matter of time.
The defender is anticipated to stay in the Croatian first division until he reaches 18 before coming to Hotspur Way in the summer of 2025, according to rumours, and Tottenham are expected to agree on a deal worth £12 million with Hajduk Split (Evening Standard).
The 16-year-old has reportedly been connected with teams like Chelsea, Liverpool, and Newcastle in the past (Daily Mail), and Calciomercato claimed a few days ago that the Lilywhites beat out opposition from Man City, PSG, and AC Milan to sign the young player.
Luka Vuskovic only wanted to join Tottenham
Now that Tottenham had pitched their proposal to the youngster, Romano has disclosed that Vuskovic had already decided he wanted to join them.
On the Here We Go podcast, the journalist stated: “First of all, I believe this is a significant move for Tottenham.
The end of January and the beginning of February saw Paris Saint-Germain in negotiations with Hajduk Split to sign Luka Vuskovic. “To see a player like Luka Vuskovic, coveted by many clubs around Europe, he was already wanted by many clubs.
“Manchester City then presented a proposal, an official bid to sign Luka Vuskovic, so two super clubs approached the player, and there was another English club that I can’t say the name of now, but I will say very soon,” the source continued.
It’s not just about the money or the badge, it’s also about the project, thus the player only wanted to go to Tottenham because they presented a crucial project for his development.
He believes that for Luka Vuskovic to carry that project through, Tottenham needed Ange Postecoglou as manager and Daniel Levy’s fresh ideas after the Harry Kane tale marked the end of an era for Tottenham.
“He made the decision to accept Tottenham. He instructed Hajduk not to enter into negotiations with any other clubs since he only wanted to join Tottenham. The contract is now final, and we are waiting on the results of the medical exams. According to what I’ve heard, it will happen the next week.
“Vuskovic will finish his medical exams next week, very soon, as a new player for Tottenham, and then I can share the financial details of the deal, but it’s not going to be a small fee, it’s going to be an important fee for a 16-year-old boy, so it’s not going to be £1m or £2m, it’s going to be way more than this,” said the agent.
Had Antonio Conte still been in control, I doubt Vuksovic would have been as eager to join Spurs. There is no doubt that we are a more appealing place for aspiring young people with Postecoglou in charge because the Australian has shown he is more than prepared to trust youthful talent.