PSG Transfer News: Index.hr reports that PSG have agreed to pay €10.5 million to recruit Hajduk Split teenager Luka Vuskovic, knocking out Premier League powerhouses Manchester City in the process.
Vuskovic, at just 16 years old, worked his way up through the Hajduk youth system and made his senior team debut in February, a 4-0 league loss to Dinamo Zagreb. The young player has appeared in eight games for the first team for the Croatian club.
Vuskovic, though just 16, made his professional debut with Hajduk, attracting interest from teams all across Europe. Several teams, including Manchester City, were said to be interested in the central defender.
PSG have reportedly begun negotiations with Hajduk regarding a possible transfer of the Croatian U-17 national team player. The above-mentioned source claims that Les Parisiens have moved swiftly to seal the agreement.
PSG Transfer News: PSG have agreed to pay €10.5 million to recruit Hajduk Split teenager Luka Vuskovic
The Ligue 1 powerhouses upped their pursuit of Vuskovic with an offer of around €10.5 million. The president of Hajduk, Luksa Jakobusic, reportedly accepted the offer.
According to reports, the deal would contain a 20% sell-on provision and the conditions of any add-ons have already been agreed. Preparations have begun for the move to take place this summer.
In 2017, the club made its highest selling ever, sending Nikola Vlasic to Everton of the Premier League for €10.8 million. Vlasic’s record might be broken if Vuskovic activates any of the upgrades after relocating to Paris.
Vuskovic drew attention from Premier League clubs including Manchester City. However, PSG initiated contact with Hajduk in an attempt to strike a deal. The defender will go to the Parc des Princes in the hopes of furthering his career.
It’s expected that Luka Vuskovic will join PSG’s junior system. Meanwhile, Les Parisiens have an arrangement in place to strengthen their senior team’s defence.
The French powerhouses have long admired Milan Skriniar, a central defender for Inter Milan. In each of the two most recent transfer windows, they were connected to a deal for the Slovakian international.
When Skriniar becomes a free agent this summer, PSG should be able to finally sign him. It is expected that the 28-year-old would leave Inter for Paris when his current contract expires at the conclusion of the current season.
The French perennial champions are also expected to trade away a few key players before the 2023-24 season. Expert on player transfers Fabrizio Romano said that free agency departures might include more than just Lionel Messi.