The father of Croatian youngster Andrija Balic says his son is not quite ready to make the move to England.
The 16-year old Hajduk Split has been heavily linked with a summer move to Tottenham with reports suggesting Spurs sporting director Franco Baldini is in negotiations.
However, Balic's father and agent Ivica, says the midfielder needs more time to develop in Split before thinking about a shift to a Premier League club.
"We, his family, are no barrier for his transfer abroad, but me and my wife would like to see Andrija stay at Hajduk and develop even more before going somewhere else," he said.
"Maybe clubs are talking, but nobody asked me about my opinion. Andrija is only 16 years old and right now he is not ready to go abroad.
"If Hajduk must sell him because of financial problems, maybe it would be the best for everybody that Andrija would stay in Split as a loaned player.
"We just want all the best for Andrija, that he will develop as a player completely. We are not looking for easy income, we would like to see Andrija to play at least one season for the Hajduk senior team."
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