Tottenham Hotspur starlet Milos Veljkovic has joined Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the season, the clubs have confirmed.
Spurs signed the 19-year-old versatile defender from FC Basel in 2011 as a prospect for the future.
Having represented Serbia at under-17 and under-19 level, former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood handed him his first-team debut last season during a 5-1 victory over Sunderland, while he also featured against Aston Villa.
But even though the versatile defender – who can play as central midfielder – played under Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino during a Europa League game against Limasol earlier this season, the Argentine boss sent him on loan to Middlesbrough for three months to continue his development.
But Veljkovic struggled to make the impact expected by the Championship side – making just four appearances and a single start during his time there – and last week, both clubs confirmed the teenager had returned to White Hart Lane.
Even though Pochettino has put his faith in a number of academy stars since his arrival to the north London club after arriving from Southampton last summer, the Serbian prodigy still looks to be out of the manager plans.
Championship club Charlton confirmed the agreement for the defender through an official statement.
"Charlton have completed the signing of Milos Veljkovic on loan from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season," the club's official website confirmed.
"Veljkovic, who is captain of Tottenham's U21 side, is eligible for selection at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday (3pm). He will wear the number five shirt at the Valley."
Tottenham also announced the agreement via Twitter.