The English club have been monitoring young centre-backs in the past few months. According to multiple reports emanating from England, Manchester City have entered talks with Hajduk for Luka Vuskovic.
The 16-year-old centre-back has played all his life at Hajduk. He has made his way through the youth system at the Croatian club.
In five appearances for Hajduk, Vuskovic has managed to score one goal.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 16-year-old and still has tons of room for growth. Vuskovic has also represented Croatia at Under-16 and Under-17 level, winning 7 caps and scoring one goal.
Luka Vuskovic will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Hajduk this term.
Pep Guardiola sees Vuskovic as the perfect addition to his defense.
Manchester City have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential. They will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The 16-year-old is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Manchester City are eyeing Hajduk Split sensation Luka Vuskovic. Just 16, the centre-half has made five senior appearances for Hajduk Split. The Athletic says great interest is emerging in Vuskovic and City are among clubs keen. Indeed, City have made a €10m offer plus €2m in bonuses. City is the first club to make a bid. Hajduk Split has neither accepted nor rejected the offer as yet. Vukskovic’s family have hired Pini Zahavi as his agent.”
The Croatian giants feel under no pressure to sell and will “demand a significant fee” before letting him go.
Manchester City have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Croatia international.
Good signing for Manchester City?
If Vuskovic is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Manchester City.
All in all, Luka Vuskovic will be an ideal choice for Pep Guardiola as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
It will be interesting to see whether Manchester City will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.