According to a report in the Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur are pondering whether to make a move for Dinamo Zagreb youngster Vinko Soldo during the January transfer window.
The Croatia U17 international has been making headway in the Dinamo youth teams, impressing coaches and scouts alike and attracting attention from Europe’s leading clubs.
With his contract set to run out next summer, the centre-back could walk away from Croatian giants for free, but it’s a risky ploy for any potential suitor to wait it out for another seven months.
“Spurs could make a January bid for 17-year-old Dinamo Zagreb defender Vinko Soldo. AC Milan are ready to make a January bid, which could prompt Spurs into action,” the report reads.
Tottenham are said to have been scouting Soldo for some months but opted against making a move during the summer, a decision which could now backfire.
Spurs are one of the leading clubs in England when it comes to signing young talent from elsewhere, a club philosophy which has certainly worked well on a number of occasions in the past.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino is more than happy to work with youngsters and develop them accordingly, illustrated by the progression of current first-teamers Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier.
Spurs have gone down the Croatian route before, leading to a huge success with Luka Modric, while Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar weren’t bad players either.