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September 25, 2023 – In the largest outgoing transfer in Hajduk’s history, 16-year-old Luka Vušković becomes a player for English Premier League club Tottenham.
With the transfer agreement between Hajduk and Tottenham, Luka becomes the most expensive defender at his age in history, and will officially be registered for Tottenham in 2025, reports Hajduk.
Vušković is one of the most talented players of his generation. He was a member of the Hajduk juniors team that won second place in the Youth Champions League, achieving the best result in the Academy’s history, as well as Croatian football clubs in the younger categories. It was with his goal that Hajduk’s juniors defeated Shakhtar in the round of 16 and advanced in the prestigious competition. He is also a standard member of the Croatia national team’s younger age categories.
Luka Vušković also entered Hajduk history. At only 16 years and two days old, he made his debut in the championship match against Dinamo, and three days later, he scored a goal in the quarter-final match of the SuperSport Croatian Football Cup, thus becoming the youngest scorer in the history of the Club in official matches. In total, he has made 11 official appearances in the Hajduk jersey so far and was part of the team that won the Cup in the 2022/23 season.
“First of all, I want to thank Hajduk for making this possible for me, the coaches who contributed to my development, the Academy, and all the employees of the Club. In the past months, I was aware of the interest of big clubs from abroad, and I tried to stay grounded, train, and prepare for new challenges. It is a great honor to see that a club like Tottenham has shown such a desire and put in so much effort to bring in a player of my age. This makes me proud, and it certainly motivates me to work even harder on my development and further progress to be as ready as possible for the moment I will play for their first team,” said Luka Vušković.
Good luck, Luka!