Tottenham Hotspur youngster Milos Veljkovic too good for under-21 football, says Ehiogu

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Milos Veljkovic needs to be tested at a higher level.

Tottenham Hotspur under-21 coach Ugo Ehiogu has thrown his support behind youngster Milos Veljkovic.

After helping Spurs' side to a 3-1 victory over Chelsea at the weekend, Ehiogu said he felt aspects of Veljkovic's game showed his superiority.

The Serbian won the under-20 World Cup in the summer but has been unable to break into the Tottenham first team. 

Ehiogu told Tottenham's official website: "I thought Milos Veljkovic with his composure on the ball in the middle was probably too good for the game at times."

Veljkovic was one of the scorers in the victory over Chelsea, with teenage striker Shayon Harrison scoring twice.

The Serbian is a versatile player, able to play in both central midfield and at centre-back, and has been out on loan previously with Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic, with the latter of those two spells cut short by injury last season.

The Yorkshire Post reported in August that Leeds United had expressed an interest in him but could not guarantee weekly starts so the deal fell through.

His form and Ehiogu's latest observations should see Tottenham take a more pro-active stance in shopping him out for a loan to test himself at a higher level than under-21 football, and aim to return an improved player.

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