Written By Onyeka Daniel
The race to sign the next defensive stalwart is on and the battle is set to be in Croatia with Hadjuk Split defender, Luka Vuskovic already making waves for his displays at a very young age.
According to reports, Manchester City have already tabled an offer of about €10 million for the player who is being touted as the next ‘Gerard Pique’ who played for Barcelona in Spain. Hajduk believe they can get more than that for Vuskovic.
They feel the player is worth more around the £13 million and report says that there is widespread interest in Vuskovic at the moment, and that most of England’s top clubs are on his tail. Despite being just 16-years, he recently became a regular in the senior setup at Hajduk.
In a recent analysis on the player, he was described as ‘complete, dominant, and elegant’, and that he is a ‘perfect mix of a pure defender and ball-playing centre-back’. It is little wonder why Manchester City have quickly made an offer as he is their type of ideal signing for the defense.
But apart from the Cityzens, Tottenham and Newcastle are both said to be interested, while Chelsea and Manchester United have also been mentioned. For any club that eventually end up signing him, leaving him on loan with his Croatian club for one or two seasons could help his development and could be the key in any potential transfer for the player.
Manchester United forward, Wout Weghorst has been described as not good enough for both club and country he currently plays for. The 30-year-old has struggled to hit the target since joining United on loan in January, scoring just two goals in 18 appearances.
Weghorst’s barren run in front of goal continued on Monday evening as he failed to find the net in Netherlands’ 3-0 victory over Gibraltar. According to Netherlands legend, Ruud Gullit, the striker who join the Red Devils on a 6 months loan move is not good enough to play for Manchester United or the Netherlands national team.
“I always look at him in a weird way,” Gullit told Ziggo Sport. “I have a lot of admiration for him, but at the same time, I think… he is not good enough for Manchester United and the Orange.” “Every now and then you see defects.” He further added.
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