Sold by Tottenham Hotspur for just £260k, Milos Veljkovic is coming good in Bundesliga

Milos Veljkovic challenges Thomas Muller

The Serbian defender has become a vital member of the Werder Bremen team.

Tottenham Hotspur's Milos Veljkovic (L) and Aston Villa's Karim El Ahmadi in actionTottenham Hotspur's Milos Veljkovic (L) and Aston Villa's Karim El Ahmadi in action

Tottenham Hotspur have recently developed a reputation for producing of top young talent. But whilst plenty have made it at the club, others have not.

One such player was Serbian youth international Milos Veljkovic.

The talented defender or central midfielder had impressed at youth level with his country, winning the 2015 under-20 World Cup with Serbia in 2015.

He made two Premier League appearances for Spurs during his time at the club, whilst also spending time out on loan at Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough. But with his first-team chances limited he left last February – joining Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for a fee reported by Kicker to be in the region of €300,000 (£260,000) in hope of playing more regular first-team football.

Now, finally, his decision is being justified.

The Serbian has played 17 times in the Bundesliga this season and in recent weeks has found himself starting on a more regular basis for the club.

Milos Veljkovic challenges Thomas MullerMilos Veljkovic challenges Thomas Muller

His most recent appearance for the German side was at centre-back in a 3-0 win against high-flying RB Leipzig as Bremen begin to climb away from the relegation places in Germany.

Tottenham are certainly not strapped for defensive options, so Veljkovic will need to go a long way to convince Spurs fans they are missing out.

But he is certainly starting to prove his potential in the Bundesliga.

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