This time last week he had one foot in the door at White Hart Lane in North London, but a week is a long time in the world of football transfers, and Dinamo Zagreb’s teenage defender Tin Jedvaj can testify to that.
Jedvaj (17) signed for Italian club Roma on Wednesday, just days after it seemed Tottenham Hotspur’s had done a deal for the Croatian youth international and team-mate Alen Halilovic for over 20 million euros. The twist in the Tottenham – Dinamo duo saga came on Tuesday when Dinamo Zagreb officially refused Tottenham’s bid for the pair. Reports are that Halilovic’s family was not keen for Alen to go to London, meaning the package deal fell over and Roma pounced.
Jedvaj flew out to Rome yesterday when he underwent a medical and signed a 5-year deal reportedly worth 6 million euros.