There's a youth movement going on in North London, but it would appear that Milos Veljkovic is not going to be a part of it.
In an article written on Sportske.net, Milos has confirmed that he was offered a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur, but turned it down because he wants to move on.
Miloš Veljković je letos bio jedan od najbitnijih igrača reprezentacije Srbije na Svetskom prvenstvu na Novom Zelandu, činio je neprelazan bedem zajedno sa Srđanom Babićem ispred gola golmana Rajkovića.
Ipak, iako su ga gledali na tom prvenstvu, čelnici Totenhema sz razočarali Veljkovića jer je ovaj momak ostao da igra u mladom timu, umesto da dobije priliku da ode na pozajmicu ili da se priključi prvom timu.
Upravo je to jedan od razloga zašto Veljković ne želi da produži ugovor sa Totenhemom koji ističe na leto.
Throwing the article into the handy dandy Google machine gives us the important quotes, primarily this one:
"Even before I pleaded not I want to extend my contract, my current one expires in the summer. They called me from the Star and the Partizan, but they did not promise me anything. I told them we'd talk after the match with Italy and Slovenia."
Milos Veljkovic starred for the Serbian U-20 National Team this past summer in New Zealand where his side went on to win the U-20 FIFA World Cup. His performance was generally regarded as outstanding and, naturally, it got our hopes up that Milos would break into the squad under Mauricio. That has not been the case, however, and he's found himself stuck in the youth sides for Tottenham. Milos has only made two appearances for the senior squad at Spurs, both of which were under Tim Sherwood.
None of this is really earth-shattering news, sad to admit. It would appear that Mauricio simply doesn't rate Milos enough to break him into the squad and the young Serbian believes it's time to move on. His contract will expire this summer, as he mentioned in the article. While there's certainly time for a changing of minds, it doesn't appear that's going to happen.