Speaking to Calciomercato.it, Italian reporter Romeo Agresti has shared some interesting news on Tottenham Hotspur target Dusan Vlahovic.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Vlahovic move…
As per numerous sources, Tottenham have been interested in signing the Serbia international for quite a long while and links can be traced all the way back to the summer transfer window.
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Italian news outlet Fanta Calcio even went as far as to say a Spurs bid had been lodged to sign Vlahovic but it was swiftly rejected, even despite the fact he was personally keen on the idea of an N17 move.
The arrival of new boss Antonio Conte has only heightened reports of Tottenham’s interest, especially taking into account the 52-year-old’s ties to Serie A.
Calciomercato.it recently name dropped Vlahovic as one of several Italian top flight stars being eyed by Spurs’ manager and now Agresti has shared the latest on Fiorentina’s stance.
The Latest: Fiorentina officials have already made a ‘couple of trips’ to England…
According to the reporter, who spoke to Calciomercato.it recently, La Viola chiefs have already travelled to England to ‘explore the local market’ with the Serie A side wanting to offload Vlahovic in January.
“Fiorentina wants to sell it in January to avoid dangerous dynamics,” Agresti explained.
“There have been a couple of trips to England to explore the local market.
“A price has been fixed: 80 million euros. Fiorentina do not want to sit down and talk with Juventus.”
The Verdict: Spurs in pole?
It appears their stance is clear – sell for as big a price as possible but not to one of their direct Serie A rivals.
This could gift Spurs a boost in the race to sign Vlahovic for Conte and managing director Fabio Paratici may well have the upper hand in negotiations due to the striker’s stance over a new deal.
His current contract expires in 2023, meaning La Viola’s position to demand a hefty price tag wains with each passing transfer window.
Despite president Rocco Commisso offering to make Vlahovic the highest-paid Fiorentina player in history, the American billionaire’s advances were swiftly rejected, as he confirmed in an official statement.
It appears Vlahovic is now closer than ever to the exit door and he could be a mega signing for Spurs and Conte if they manage to pull it off.
Bagging ten goals and an assist in 12 appearances across all competitions already this season (Transfermarkt), the 21-year-old is turning many heads in Italy and has been called a ‘really exciting‘ player by Serie A expert Conor Clancy.
As Tottenham seek a natural alternative to superstar Harry Kane, we believe they can do no better than Vlahovic.
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