Three possible Premier League destinations for Tottenham’s Milos Veljkovic

The 19-year old is likely to be sent out on loan again next season.

Milos Veljkovic recently returned to Tottenham Hotspur as a world champion following Serbia’s triumph in the U20 World Cup.

The Spurs defender was a key figure in his nation’s victory in New Zealand and his confidence will be sky high ahead of pre-season.

The Serb spent time on loan at Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough last season and faces a tough task to break into the Spurs squad again next term, even when taking into account Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches’ likely departures.

Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Kevin Wimmer and Federico Fazio are Spurs’ current main quartet, with strong links to former Southampton loan star Toby Alderweireld also being reported in recent days by the likes of the London Evening Standard.

Here we take a look at three possible Premier League loan destinations for Veljkovic:

Aston Villa

Tim Sherwood knows Veljkovic well from his time in the Spurs academy and his clear out at Aston Villa has left room for hungry, young players to thrive. The out-of-contract Ron Vlaar will be a big miss in central defence and the Spurs youngster could be a useful squad addition at Villa Park.

Swansea City

Spurs have a seemingly strong relationship with Swansea and last season saw Ben Davies and Michel Vorm head to White Hart Lane, with Gylfi Sigurddsson going the other way. Tom Carroll also spent time on loan at the Welsh club and their footballing ethos is one that suits the way Spurs seek to develop their own players. Veljkovic is comfortable playing out from the back and could help bolster an area of the pitch that isn’t the strongest for Swansea.

Norwich City

In Russell Martin, Carlos Cuellar, Michael Turner and Sebastien Bassong, Norwich have four traditional no-nonsense defenders. Veljkovic could provide a slightly different option and a bit more composure in defence. His versatility would also be useful tool, he’s comfortable operating in the holding role and so could provide cover in multiple positions. Again, Spurs have history here, with a certain Harry Kane spending a brief period on loan at Carrow Road in 2012.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch