The Tottenham Hotspur defender-cum-midfielder has hinted that his future is away from White Hart Lane.
“The contract with Tottenham expires in (the) new year and earlier I have pleaded not to extend it,” the Serbian is quoted as saying.
But there are two very big reasons why Tottenham fans should not be too worried if the 20-year-old moves on this summer.
One of them is 17-year-old centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, a young American who has been making waves in the Tottenham academy for quite some time and has all the attributes to be a future first-team star.
While Veljkovic has been developing a fine partnership with Carter-Vickers at under-21 level, the latter is expected to surpass him sooner rather than later, so losing the Serbian is not as worrying as it otherwise would have been.
Then there is the presence of Eric Dier as a defensive midfielder this season. Veljkovic is equally adept in that position but the newly-capped England international’s emergence means the former really has no obvious place in this Spurs side for the foreseeable future.
Having struggled to make much of an impact on loan in the past, it is time Veljkovic found a club where he can feature regularly for years to come, but with Carter-Vickers and Dier in his way at Tottenham, it is unlikely to be there.