Aston Villa Targets Tino Sven Susic

Aston Villa is the latest English club to target Hajduk Split’s Tino-Sven Susic.  The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has caught the eye of numerous clubs over the course of the season, including Bilic’s West Ham United side, and newly crowned champions Leicester City.

Safet Susic’s nephew is currently valued slightly under 4M euros by most accounts.  A fan-favorite at Hajduk, he has played 26 league matches this season (2,230 minutes) scoring 12 goals and accruing 5 assists.  His numbers in the Croatian Cup are also impressive with 3 goals in 5 matches.

 

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With a powerful build and considerable speed, Susic has played mostly on the right wing or as the central attacking midfielder for his club this season.  Susic arrived at Hajduk Split in 2012 from the youth ranks of Standard Liege in Belgium.  In 2014, he made his Bosnian national team debut under his uncle, FK Sarajevo legend Safet Susic.  This caused some controversy in the Bosnian media and among the fans, but Susic has been developing steadily since his arrival in Croatia.

On the club level he has been a consistent contributor and quiet leader.  He recently told Bosnian media outlets, “This is the best I’ve played in a long time.”

Tino Sven Susic has been often slighted in the Bosnian press, but his development has been impressive.  Only time will tell if he will make the move to England, or elsewhere, but one thing is for certain, he’s ready for the challenge. His playing style, featuring full speed intensity and physical football – coupled with that old Yugoslav style technique, could be the perfect arsenal for an English side looking for an attacking boost.

With a stronger league, another crack at the national team could also be a possibility, as Bosnia and Herzegovina continue to search for an offensive midfielder to add to the mix.

 

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