Report: Bari sign Tottenham youngster Tomislav Gomelt on a three-year deal

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Tomislav Gomelt has made his loan move at Bari permanent, reports claim.

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.

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