Tottenham Have Beaten Chelsea To The Signing Of Luka Vuskovic

Tottenham have reportedly agreed a deal for Hajduk Split defender Luka Vuskovic.

The 16-year-old centre-back was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea.

But according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, he is set to join Spurs.

However, he will not make the switch until 2025.

Vuskovic has already has earned comparisons to Barcelona legend Gerard Pique.

Several Premier League clubs sent scouts to watch him in action last season, including Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester City and Chelsea.

City even tabled an offer for the defender in March worth £10million plus £2m in add-ons.

However, Vuskovic only wanted to join Tottenham.

The Lilywhites have been able to facilitate a deal for the Hajduk Split star outside of the transfer window because he is deemed a developmental signing.

Vuskovic joined Hajduk Split's academy when he started playing football and made his professional debut for the club two days after his 16th birthday in February.

He has since made 11 first team appearances for the Croatian club.

The defender also represents Croatia at an Under-17's level.