Tottenham Hotspur have hit a major stumbling block in their attempts to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, as Atletico Madrid have reportedly agreed a £60million fee for his services [Corrierre dello Sport via The Boot Room].
The Lowdown: Kane rumours intensify
With the future of star man Harry Kane still as uncertain as ever amid interest from Manchester City [Manchester Evening News], the Lilywhites will have consulted contingency options should the worst-case scenario evolve and their talisman leave the club this summer.
One such contingency plan is Vlahovic, who is allegedly a priority target for the north London outfit and managing director Fabio Paratici.
Despite this, they may now miss out on one of their main offensive targets if recent reports are to be believed.
Would missing out on Vlahovic be a big miss for Spurs?
The Latest: Spurs look set to miss out
In a crushing blow to the North London side, Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina have successfully come to an arrangement in a deal worth around £60m for the 21-year-old [Corriere dello Sport via The Boot Room].
It is believed that the last step in sanctioning the transfer will be seeking the approval of La Viola chairman Rocco Commisso.
The 6 foot 3 colossus was also mooted to be attracting the attention of Arsenal in recent weeks.
The Verdict: Losing out on Vlahovic is a bitter blow
Needing to beef up their forward line with whether Kane goes or not, losing out on Vlahovic would come as a bitter blow to the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy.
In 2020/21, he was in superb form for Fiorentina, registering 23 goal contributions in 40 outings; 21 goals and two assists [Transfermarkt].
Furthermore, his aerial presence has been a constant thorn in the side of opposition rear-guards, managing to win 3.1 duels in the air across last term [WhoScored] – he would seemingly have no issues at all adapting to the pace and physicality on offer in England.
Once labelled as ‘incredible’ by Serie A expert Conor Clancy, Spurs look to have missed the boat on a supremely talented forward [This is Futbol].
In other news, Tottenham are in advanced talks with another Serie A ace. Read more about it here.
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