Report: Milos Veljkovic rejects Tottenham contract, Spurs looking to avoid transfer saga

Milos Veljkovic could leave Tottenham this month after snubbing a new deal.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham youngster Milos Veljkovic has rejected a new contract at White Hart Lane, and could leave the club this month.

The 20-year-old joined Spurs from Basel back in 2011, and has long been tipped to make an impact with the club, but has made just two first-team appearances for the club.

Loan moves to Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic failed to give Veljkovic a platform into the Spurs side, but his exploits with the Serbian Under-20 side did give him some hope.

The centre back or defensive midfielder helped Serbia win the Under-20 World Cup, but has again struggled to make it into Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham this season, and has been stuck down in the Spurs Under-21's.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Veljkovic has been offered a new deal due to his contract expiring at the end of the season, but he isn't interested in staying at Spurs, and has rejected the offer from Tottenham in a bid to leave the club.

It's stated that Tottenham don't want a transfer saga developing with the youngster, and are willing to sell him this month in order to avoid a complex situation involving compensation in the summer.

Italian side Palermo and Spaniards Sporting Gijon are reportedly keen on snapping up Veljkovic this month, whose Spurs career appears to be coming to an end before it ever really started.

Whilst many young players have thrived at Tottenham, including Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Kane, Veljkovic hasn't quite enjoyed the same development under Pochettino, and seemingly wants first-team football elsewhere in order to kickstart his career - and no doubt look to prove Spurs wrong for using him sparingly.

Should Veljkovic have been given more of a chance at Tottenham?

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