According to a report by Italian news outlet Fanta Calcio, Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic ‘really’ wants to join Tottenham Hotspur – with the Lilywhites already tabling an offer.
The Lowdown: Vlahovic on the radar…
The Serbian powerhouse has been heavily linked to Tottenham over these last few weeks, with reliable reports from the Times detailing Spurs have held talks over him.
Vlahovic is a valuable commodity all over Europe after a head-turning Serie A campaign as Spurs eye his signature alongside the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United from the Premier League (TUTTOmercatoWEB).
The Latest: Vlahovic eyeing Spurs…
As per Fanta Calcio, the 21-year-old ‘really’ likes Spurs and the Lilywhites have now tabled a €40 million (£34.1m) offer for his services.
However, Fiorentina executives have rejected their bid and will only sell for around €60m (£51.1m), with this report claiming to ‘watch out’ for next week as Vlahovic’s future in Serie A could be decided ‘in a few days’.
Tottenham apparently see the 6 foot 3 striker as a replacement for superstar Harry Kane and are trying to convince Fiorentina to sell, so much so that Fabio Paratici and co have apparently been ‘pressing’ for weeks.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Even though Spurs have had their initial £34.1m offer rejected, we urge Paratici to come back with a bid far closer to the valuation.
At just 21-years-old, a figure around £51.1m is arguably a steal in the long term if he develops further after last season, but of course Tottenham’s precarious finances will be a factor determining this move.
If Paratici can negotiate a compromise fee, Vlahovic would come as a sensational signing.
In other news: Spurs chiefs perform Harry Kane U-turn as behind-scenes developments emerge, find out more here.
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