Tottenham Hotspur remain interested in Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira.
Over a month ago, reports first emerged linking the north London strugglers with a move for the 21-year-old talisman, with the Serie A outfit looking for a fee in the region of €50m (£44m).
As Vlahovic is under contract until 2023, there is no rush to cash in on him, especially given the form he’s in but Spurs can strike gold if they win the race to secure him.
The likes of AC Milan, Dortmund and RB Leipzig, who offered €25m (£22.5m) last summer, are all said to be keen.
Spurs could have plenty of decisions to make in the striking department this summer.
Harry Kane’s future remains dubious for the time being, with both Manchester clubs keeping tabs on his situation, and he will wait until after England’s Euro 2020 tournament to decide his fate.
Whilst it seems unlikely that Spurs will activate the £40m option to sign Benfica loanee Carlos Vinicius permanently, according to the Daily Mail.
Therefore, a new forward is certainly going to be on the agenda, regardless of whether or not Kane goes.
Vlahovic makes an interesting candidate as he’s emerged as one of Europe’s most promising young attackers and at just 21, he’s surely only going to get better.
In just 30 league appearances, the Serbian has found the net 15 times, which is more than Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile, and as many as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, so he’s certainly in good company.
Inter Milan legend Christian Vieri even believes he’s up there with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe as one of Europe’s top young strikers, he told fans on TwitchTV (via TBR): “I think that, after Haaland and Mbappe, he is one of the strongest in Europe. He has quality, technique. He is Serbian and they are all technically good.”
That sort of talent, combined with an evident knack for regularly finding the net, would certainly prove useful for Jose Mourinho or whoever is in charge next season – whether that be as a replacement for Kane or a viable understudy.
Rated at just £36m by CIES Football Observatory, Levy really ought to make a move now before his value soars rapidly – the comparisons to Haaland and Mbappe will certainly aid his growth, so the Spurs chairman must stump up the cash sooner rather than later.
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