According to a report by reliable Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold, Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy have towering Fiorentina colossus Nikola Milenkovic on their radar for this summer – coming as the Lilywhites scour for a potential leader.
Indeed, as explained by Gold, signing a defender with leadership qualities who can marshal the Lilywhites backline is among Levy’s top priorities for the next transfer window.
Tottenham eyeing Milenkovic
Many names have been mentioned by Gold, writing for football.london, and one that stands out among them is Serie A powerhouse Milenkovic.
The 23-year-old, standing at a gigantic 6 foot 4, is said to be on Levy and Tottenham’s watchlist – especially considering his vast experience at international level despite his fairly young age.
He already has 28 caps for his native Serbia and is a regular for Fiorentina at club level, marking him out as a sure fire candidate to be targeted this summer.
The defender’s contract will have just one year remaining after the 2020/2021 campaign, coming as another bonus which could gift Levy plenty of negotiating room.
Transfer Tavern take
Pol Lirola, one of Milenkovic’s teammates at Fiorentina but currently on loan at Marseille, heralded the star centre-back in an interview on Instagram page ‘SOSFantacalcio’ – calling him ‘extraordinary’ and ‘ready for a great team’ (via XSport.news).
As well as this, a past report shed light on Jose Mourinho’s fondness for the player – with the Portuguese scouting him personally in 2018 alongside Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (The Sun).
Time will tell whether he becomes Tottenham’s main target above all others, but this reliable information from Gold indicates he is on the agenda.
In other news: Gold also dropped a big Tottenham stadium naming rights update, find out more here.
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