Shakhtar Donetsk are the hottest players for the right to sign the 19-year-old Istra 1961 central defender and the Croatian youth team Mauro Perkovic.

The Pitmen aren’t the only club that claims Perkovic. Italian Verona, Torino, Salernitana, Bologna and Udinese are also interested in young Croatians.

The left-footed centre back extended his contract with his current club up until June 30, 2026 – a condition for potential buyer to pay a large amount to a football player.

Perkovic’s value on the Transfermarkt is 2.5 million euros.

Mauro Perkovic graduated from Istra 1961. He played 43 games (3 goals, 1 assist). Also on account of the two centers of the fights for the Croatian u-21 team.

Later newspapers reported that in the winter transfer window, Shakhtar could leave mykola matviyenko, the first of the teams’ main leftfooted centre back, in whom English Brighton is showing interest.