Tottenham: Ange pulls off INSANE business, signing one of the best youngsters

Ange Postecoglou, Manager of Spurs (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Ange Postecoglou, Manager of Spurs (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) /

When Ange Postecoglou was hired by Spurs back in June there was plenty of foreshadowing about the roster turnover with the upcoming EPL season only a few months away. The new gaffer led the charge in bringing in six new players and triggering club options on players already included in the squad like Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro.

Many of the incoming summer signings like Brennan Johnson (22), Micky Van de Ven (22), Alejo Veliz (19), and Ashley Phillips (18) were brought in hoping to bolster the future of the club, and you can add another spectacular name to that list.

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Spurs sign one of the best youngsters in the world

16-year-old center-back Luka Vuskovic, hailed by journalist Fabrizio Romano as a “top talented center-back” in his tweet announcing the deal. The youngster has agreed to join Tottenham from Croatian club Hajduk Split but there is a bit of a catch.

The future starlet will not be actually joining Spurs until 2025 due to FIFA rules mandating overseas players not join their new club until they’re at least 18 years old. Tottenham was able to make the signing outside of the summer transfer window due to the fact that the move is being regarded as a “developmental signing” according to TalkSport.

The Croatian defender had 11 first-team appearances for Hajduk and has earned five caps for the Croatia U-17 squad. Rumors reported by Fabrizio and many others online claimed that reigning champion Man City hoped to sign the young talent before Tottenham swooped up Vuskovic.

The CB’s $14.5 million USD deal is five years in length running until 2030, it is claimed to be the most expensive transfer for a U18 player in club and EPL history according to Transfermarkt. With what looks to be the final signing in a busy offseason for Postecoglou and Co. at Spurs, how would you rate their business in the transfer window?