An update has emerged on Tottenham’s pursuit of Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic…
According to The Telegraph, Tottenham have made Dusan Vlahovic their priority transfer target in the forward area heading into the final month of the window.
The report claims that Fabio Paratici wants to sign a new striker to offer Harry Kane more competition and support, with Fiorentina ready to demand £50m for Vlahovic.
Paratici must sanction a deal for Vlahovic as he could be a dream addition to Nuno Santo’s squad this summer. Spurs are desperately in need of another forward who has the quality to come in and lighten the load on Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane, following Gareth Bale’s return to Real Madrid. Excluding the Welshman, the club’s top scorer outside of Kane and Son in the Premier League was Lucas Moura with just three goals.
This shows that Tottenham do not have enough players in their squad who are capable of providing regularly at the top end of the pitch. Therefore, Vlahovic could be an ideal target as he has proven that he can find the back of the net frequently in the Serie A. The Serbian managed 21 goals in 34 starts for Fiorentina, averaging an impressive WhoScored rating of 6.90.
Serie A expert Conor Clancy called him a complete number nine, claiming that he can do everything you want to see from a striker. He told This is Futbol:
“He’s just a complete number nine and 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.
“He’s one of those players that when he looks confident, you almost expect him to score every time he plays.”
This suggests that he could do some of the dirty work, in terms of holding the ball up, that Kane is currently being tasked with. That could then allow the England captain to spend more time getting into attacking positions to score and create goals, as he does not have to worry as much about being the out ball for his defenders to find.
Vlahovic could be a dream signing for Spurs and Paratici must sanction a £50m swoop for the Fiorentina man in the coming weeks.
At the age of 21, he also has plenty of room left to develop and he could end up being a key player for the north London club if he is able to translate his goalscoring from the Serie A to the Premier League.