According to recent reports, Tottenham Hotspur-linked central midfielder, Sasa Lukic, will cost a double-digit fee this summer.
The reports by Italian outlet Torino Granata (via Sport Witness) claim that the alleged Tottenham and Crystal Palace summer transfer target will likely begin contract negotiations with Torino this summer, unless “double-digit offers” arrive from any interested parties.
In their report, Sport Witness clarify that “double-digit” means €10 million (£8.6 million) and upwards, which, if taken from the base value, would represent a transfer fee that is almost double the 24-year-old’s current Transfermarkt valuation of £4.5 million.
However, Torino Granata also reference the fact that the Serie A side’s valuation of the Serbia international could be influenced by whether or not Torino remain in the Italian top-flight come the summer, with Davide Nicola’s side currently languishing down in 18th place in the league standings.
Would Lukic be a good signing for Spurs?
Transfer Tavern Take
So far this season, Lukic has scored three goals over his 22 Serie A appearances for Torino, as well as averaging a rather disappointing WhoScored match rating of 6.52 – ranking him as the club’s 13th-best performer in the league.
This is not exactly form that is indicative of a player ready to make a move to the Premier League, particularly to a club with Champions League aspirations such as Tottenham.
And, when factoring in Torino’s apparent asking price for the midfielder, it is arguable whether a move from Spurs for Lukic would make sense at all, either financially or in terms of the player’s ability.
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