Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a transfer move for in-demand Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.
According to talkSPORT, Spurs are one of several Premier League clubs interested in securing the highly-rated 21-year-old’s signature, with both Arsenal and Liverpool also listed as potential suitors.
The report states that: “Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic has attracted a host of Premier League interest with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool all in a race to sign him.”
With Vlahovic’s contract set to expire in the summer of 2023, La Viola may be tempted to part ways with their prized asset over the coming months in order to receive a suitable price for his services.
Ever since he made the switch from boyhood club Partizan Belgrade to Florence back in 2018, the Serbia international has established himself as one of the most exciting and promising youngsters in Europe.
Last season, Vlahovic bagged an incredible 21 goals in 40 appearances for Fiorentina despite their struggles near the foot of the Serie A table.
But the imposing 6 foot 2 beast appears to have taken his game to new heights in the opening weeks of the current campaign, notching up a remarkable 10 strikes in just 13 outings for Vincenzo Italiano’s charges.
The youngster’s eye-catching exploits and sizeable frame have seen him likened to his childhood idol Zlatan Ibrahimovic by many, while scout Jacek Kulig dubbed him a “machine,” highlighting his truly top-class potential.
However, prizing him away from the Stadio Artemio Franchi over the winter window will be a difficult task.
Speaking on Sky Sport Italia, reliable journalist Gianluca Di Marzio said: “In January, it is an impossible operation because Fiorentina are asking for €80 million (£68m).”
But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is renowned for being a tough negotiator, and he must do everything in his power to entice Vlahovic to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Antonio Conte is currently lacking a natural alternative to Harry Kane in his first-team squad and with the 28-year-old’s long-term future still up in the air, Vlahovic’s arrival would ensure the capital club have a fearsome forward line for many years to come.