Tottenham Hotspur have made Dusan Vlahovic their number one target with less than two weeks remaining in the transfer window…
According to football.london reporter Alasdair Gold on the ‘Gold and Guest talk Tottenham’ podcast this week, the Fiorentina striker is now the “top” option for the club as they search for someone to bolster Nuno Santo’s frontline.
However, it’s a complicated situation as Atletico Madrid are also “strongly interested,” so Fabio Paratici and co will need to convince the Serbian to join the Premier League side over the La Liga champions.
La Viola are reluctant to let him leave the Serie A club this summer, which is why they are thought to be asking for around €70m (£60m).
Whether Harry Kane remains in north London remains to be seen but his future should not play any influence in a move for Vlahovic as he can either become his strike partner, the perfect alternative or his replacement. It’s a win-win all round.
The 6 foot 3 talisman enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last term, scoring 21 goals in 37 league appearances, and that looks to have continued into this season as he’s already bagged a brace in their opening Coppa Italia clash against Cosenza.
Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, Vlahovic has been described as a “complete number nine,” which should leave Nuno’s mouth watering.
“I know it’s just off the back of one season, but he’s strong, can link play up, can hold the ball up and most importantly, he’s scoring goals,” Serie A expert Conor Clancy told This is Futbol. “He’s one of those players that when he looks confident, you almost expect him to score every time he plays.”
It’s the sort of trusted presence that the Portuguese coach had for so long at Molineux in Raul Jimenez – a leading frontman capable of doing it all. Head, left foot, right foot, pace, power. The lot.
As per The Telegraph, Nuno’s intention is to deploy a two-man attack, but in the absence of Kane on Sunday, he selected Heung-min Son to lead the line on his own.
The Fiorentina striker could be the man to plug that gap, meaning that the South Korean can remain a threat out on the wings. Spurs supremo Paratici must look to sanction this move in the coming days.
Time is running out, with less than two weeks until the transfer window slams shut.