Liverpool and Newcastle United have set their sights on Hajduk Split’s young prodigy Luka Vuskovic as the summer transfer window approaches.
The Daily Mail reports that several Premier League clubs have been keeping tabs on Hajduk, with Liverpool, Chelsea, and Newcastle United dispatching scouts to observe Vuskovic in action last week.
The 16-year-old talent played a key role in Hajduk’s 3-1 victory over AC Milan during the UEFA Youth League semi-finals in Geneva, drawing attention from Premier League clubs who are considering a summer bid for the teenager.
Manchester City has reportedly already inquired about securing Vuskovic’s services in a deal estimated to be worth around £12 million. The young player is even being likened to former Barcelona and Manchester United defender Carles Puyol.
Croatia has long been a breeding ground for young football talent, and Vuskovic seems to be the latest prodigy to emerge. Born in Split, he has progressed through Hajduk’s ranks and has already made five first-team appearances at the age of 16.
Standing at an impressive 6ft 5in tall, Vuskovic’s towering stature makes him a formidable presence on the field, even at such a young age. The Croatian media has praised him as ‘unstoppable’ and predict a bright future for the young athlete.
Liverpool would undoubtedly be eager to bring Vuskovic on board as a potential successor to Virgil van Dijk, but they will face stiff competition from big-spending clubs like Manchester City and Newcastle United in the race to secure his signature this summer.