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Report: Everton wants Europa League opponent’s young star

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Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, right, and Hajduk Split’s Nikola Vlasic battle for the ball during the Europa League Play-Off, First Leg soccer match between Everton and Hajduk Split at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (Nigel French/PA via AP)


Everton clearly saw something they liked in the opposition during its recent UEFA Europa League tie with Hajduk Split, and that’s 19-year-old attacker Nikola Vlasic.

According to the BBC, the Toffees will offer around $12 million to land the playmaker.

Despite his age, Vlasic has already played 119 times for Hajduk. He has 12 goals and 20 assists, and played 175 of 180 possible minutes against the Toffees.

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Vlasic primarily plays attacking mid at the Croatia club, also manning center forward and right wing, and turns 20 in October.

He made his Croatian senior debut for Ante Cacic in May during a friendly against Mexico, and has played at nearly every youth level for the program.

His nickname is probably Pickle, right?

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