The Russian side, Rubin Kazan is set to sign Hajduk Split midfielder Mijo Caktaš according to our information’s both from Russia and Croatia. On the other side Hajduk Split’s wonderkid and a brother of Blanka Vlašić, a Croatian athlete who specialises in the high jump, the former indoor World Champion, has rejected a Premier league move.
The 23-year-old Caktas was recently linked with Bundesliga move and Stuggart but a Russian side was quicker and more interested in signing the new Croatia national Football team member. The leading scorer of Hajduk Split in the first Croatian League, HNL, Mijo Catkas reportedly has already done his medical and Rubin Kazan will cash out around for a one million euros for his service. Cheap deal for this freekick specialist, that’s for sure.
On the other side, the 18-year-old winger, Nikola Vlašić reportedly has rejected a Premier league move, worth arround ten million euros from unknown club so far. Vlašić for some time is on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar, but as the new West Ham boss, Slaven Bilic is close to Hajduk Split, it might be that the Hammers will cash out money for Vlašić before his price get’s higher and invest in their future. It would not be a surprise if Arsenal boss who is keen to sign young players such as Vlasic, decides to make his move.
His Father, Joško for the press pointed the main reason for rejecting this deal.
“Nicola’s departuer this winter would disrupt many of our family plans, I would have to go with him to England, Blanca (his sister) is seriously preparing for Rio 2016 Olympics.
This decision would affect the long-term of our family, and that strengthened our decision that Nikola should remain for some time in Hajduk.”
As for the other transfer news from the club from Split, Hajduk in this transfer window on market also have their first goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic who is linked with Serie A move, Lazio, while another player who’s contract is ending soon and might leave Poljud this January is their captain and defender Goran Milovic, most likely his move will be to Turkey.
Good luck, Mijo.
8 milions for Vlašić is not enough, 15 would be a good starting point.