According to Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio of Sky Sports Italia, Italian outfit Bari have signed Tomislav Gomelt from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal.
The 20-year-old winger joined Spurs from NK Zagreb in 2013 and was immediately loaned out to Espanyol B, and later Royal Antwerp in the Belgian second division.
A cheap gamble from Croatia, the youngster never really showed promise at White Hart Lane and subsequently spent the past 12 months on loan with Bari in Italy.
The Serie B side only gave Gomelt six league appearances last season, but if the reports in Italy are to be believed, then the youngster has seemingly done enough to earn a permanent move.
“Bari has decided to invent in Gomelt, owned by Tottenham, who today signed a three-year contract with the club. Ready to grow in Bari, the youngster returns to Italy,” the report states.
A good move all round?
Despite his potential as a youngster, Gomelt’s chances of making it at Spurs were decreasing by the day with the club investing heavily in fellow youth players.
The White Hart Lane club now have a number of options beyond the first-team in the wide areas, with England U21 international Alex Pritchard expected to feature in the upcoming campaign.
Bari finished tenth in Serie B last season, five points shy of the playoffs. The club has the potential to be a top-flight Italian club once move, and perhaps Gomelt will help them get there over the next three years.