Tottenham Hotspur have enquired about the possibility of signing Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic [La Nazione via Inside Futbol].
The Lowdown: Spurs gear up for crunch 2021/22 campaign
Moving into 2021/22, many onlookers up and down English football will be keen to see how newly appointed Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo will fare in north London.
Making inroads in the transfer window, the Londoners are rumoured to be close to agreeing a deal for Bologna full-back Takehiro Tomiyasu [Football Insider].
But could they be set to make progress in another defender pursuit following recent developments?
Would Milenkovic be a good signing for Tottenham Hotspur?
The Latest: Spurs send message to Fiorentina after initial rejected offer
It is now claimed that the Lilywhites have sent a message to Fiorentina signifying they could try to acquire the Serbia international once again [La Nazione via Inside Futbol].
Tottenham are believed to have tabled a previous offer for the 23-year-old which was subsequently rejected.
Spurs could now return for the player later this month, whilst La Viola will look to extend his contract should no advances materialise.
West Ham United have also monitored his situation heavily in recent times [Hammers News].
The Verdict: Milenkovic would be a solid signing for Spurs
The 6 foot 5 colossus would be an astute signing by the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy should he make the switch to London, labelled an ‘extraordinary’ player by his teammate Pol Lirola earlier this year, who said he is ‘ready’ for a big move.
In 2020/21, the Belgrade-born defender enjoyed a commendable season in Serie A, registering three goals in 37 appearances as well as an assist – he is a menace in both boxes.
Milenkovic effectively demonstrated his awareness to danger in the last 12 months by averaging 3.6 clearances per 90 minutes in Serie A [WhoScored].
Hopefully bringing some leadership and sheer strength into the Tottenham Hotspur spine, we feel the Lilywhites should look to get a deal formalised as soon as possible.
In other news, Tottenham lead the race for a Serie A ace.
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