The Lowdown: Tottenham eye Vlahovic swoop…
As per numerous sources over the past two weeks, it is possibly the worst kept secret in football that Spurs are interested in Fiorentina’s star striker.
Following on from their alleged summer bid to sign the 21-year-old (Fanta Calcio), new manager Antonio Conte’s arrival at N17 has seemingly boosted Spurs as they lead the chase to bag Vlahovic in January.
According to La Gazzetta (via Sport Witness), Fabio Paratici’s Tottenham are indeed ‘perhaps the favourite’ to secure his signature and a meeting has already been held with Fiorentina officials in London.
Both Conte and Paratici have also apparently agreed to target the player among their list of names as both Spurs officials plot to take the Serbia striker, according to a report by TUTTOmercatoWEB.
Now, sharing another development, Tuttosport (via SW) have an intriguing update on Fiorentina’s sale stance.
The Latest: La Viola want Spurs to sway their star…
As per the Italian news outlet, La Viola are apparently hoping Tottenham, as well as any other English club, ‘tempt’ Vlahovic and make their move ‘in the coming weeks’ so they can start a bidding war with fellow interested side Juventus.
It is believed that they are eager for Spurs to provide some competition in January and force Juve to lodge a higher bid for the player’s services and vice versa – especially given how keen the Old Lady are on his signing.
The Lilywhites apparently represent a nice ‘trap’ in this regard as Fiorentina seek to make as much money as possible.
The Verdict: Worth the money?
Vlahovic stands out as one of the most exciting star talents in European football, scoring 21 Serie A goals last season and continuing in that vein over 2021/2022 at such a young age.
The forward’s 10 goals and an assist so far this season highlight just how imperious he has been in front of goal already this campaign and Spurs would be remiss not to go all out.
Valued at around £45 million by Transfermarkt, Paratici and co may need to offer much more given his glowing reputation and the amount of competition for his services.
Lauded as ‘incredible’ by Serie A expert Conor Clancy, a bidding war with Juve may be a small price to pay as Tottenham seek to sign a very exciting striker to partner Harry Kane.
In other news: Alasdair Gold says Conte has been left blown away by another Spurs player in coach’s dream who smashes training, find out more here.
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