Karanka set to take Tottenham starlet in loan transfer

Milos Veljkovic has told the press in Serbia that he is set to join Championship side Middlesbrough on loan for three months.

The teenage defender is currently under contract at Tottenham Hotspur, for whom he made his debut as an 88th minute substitute in the 5-1 win over Sunderland last April. He made a second appearance the following month, this time getting slightly longer when he entered the field on 62 minutes against Aston Villa.

This season he has been limited to just four minutes of UEFA Europa League action, in the 3-0 home win against AEL Limassol in August. However, the 19-year-old, who can also operate in a holding midfield position, will now expect to be given more action after claiming to have agreed a three-month temporary deal with Boro.

“I’m leaving on a three-month loan,” Veljkovic, currently on Under-19 duty with Serbia, told Telegraf. “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.”

Karanka’s side have made a positive start to the season, having won six of their first 11 league fixtures. This places them in fifth position, yet they are just a single point of the lead in what is already shaping up to be a tight division.

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