German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen announced today via social media that they have signed Serbian U21 defender Milos Veljkovic from Tottenham Hotspur on a deal that runs through 2020. Bremen Manager of Sport Thomas Eichen stated that the club had been watching Veljkovic for some time and called the signing "an investment in the future."
Anyone who might be surprised by this move shouldn't be. Veljkovic has had one foot out the door of White Hart Lane for a while now after expressing frustration over his lack of opportunities at Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino. Veljkovic, now 20, is a highly regarded youth defender and was a star for the Serbia team that won last summer's U20 World Cup. Spurs are apparently happy enough to sell him rather than let him run down his contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed in the tweet, nor has the move been acknowledged by Tottenham, but some unconfirmed reports state that the move was for as little as £500k.
Veljkovic was always a fan favorite from the youth academy, so it's a shame that things never worked out for him at Spurs. Hopefully he'll be able to resurrect his career in the Bundesliga.