Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be in advanced talks to sign Fiorentina central-defender Nikola Milenkovic, as their summer recruitment drive intensifies [Claret & Hugh].
The Lowdown: Spurs start 2020/21 in strong fashion under Espirito Santo
Kicking off 2021/22 with a very impressive victory over champions Manchester City, Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo will feel as if he can achieve real success this campaign with a couple more additions.
Recruiting highly rated individuals in key positions to increase competition and depth is always important, and so far, Tottenham have managed to acquire three new faces in the form of Bryan Gil, Pierluigi Gollini and Cristian Romero.
Now, they could be set to snatch 23-year-old Milenkovic from under the nose of a Premier League rival following recent reports.
Would Milenkovic be a good signing for Tottenham?
The Latest: Tottenham in advanced talks to sign Milenkovic; £15 million fee reported
As relayed by a source close to Tottenham Hotspur, the North Londoners are said to be in ‘advanced talks’ for the 6 foot 5 colossus.
West Ham United looked to be in pole position to bring him to the London Stadium, but according to Hammers insiders Claret & Hugh, sources in N17 have suggested otherwise, claiming he is now ‘very likely’ to join Nuno.
Milenkovic will cost around £15 million, with Spurs pushing to get the deal over the line by the end of the transfer window.
The Verdict: Milenkovic would be an astute piece of business by Tottenham
In need of another defender to challenge for a first-team berth, the prospective signing of Milenkovic will excite Tottenham supporters and help to shore up the backline.
In 2020/21, he managed to register four goal contributions in 37 fixtures; one goal and three assists [Transfermarkt]. His sheer size and power makes him a menace in both boxes.
Also on point with his distribution from the back, the Serbia international managed to record a passing accuracy of 86% over the last campaign, while his aerial prowess was shown with an average of three aerial wins per game [WhoScored].
Once labelled as ‘extraordinary’ by teammate Pol Lirola, Spurs should look to tie up the deal and bag themselves the accomplished young central defender [X Sport News].
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