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Tottenham youngster looks set for loan to Middlesbrough

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Brian Kersey

Milos Veljkovic will be going on loan to Middlesbrough. Neither club has confirmed the deal yet, but there are multiple reports and Veljikovic told the Serbian press that he will be heading to Boro.

"I'm leaving on a three-month loan," Veljkovic said.

"Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka called me to talk about the possibility. He was previously an assistant to Jose Mourinho.

"I am happy to get the chance. In January a loan could be extended to the end of the season."

All in all, this is probably a very good move for Veljkovic. He is an excellent prospect, as evidenced by being sought after by Championship clubs at just 19 years old, but doesn't look likely to play much for the Tottenham first team this season. He needs to get matches though, and a move to Middlesbrough not only gives him that, but a relatively high level to do so at.

It's still unclear what position Veljkovic is best suited to. Some see him as a central defender, other as a deep lying midfielder. Exactly where Boro plans to play him is a complete mystery, but getting playing time can't be a bad thing for one of Tottenham's best youngsters.