Tottenham ‘eye-up move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic in a bid to get him teamed up with Harry Kane’
Tottenham ‘watch a move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic as they try to team up with the rowdy Harry Kane in a deal that could cost up to £50m’…and Spurs ‘are also following Crotone’s Simy’
- Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic is reportedly a target of Tottenham this summer
- Vlahovic had a great season with his club and has no shortage of interest
- Spurs want to play Vlahovic next season next season Harry Kane
- This comes despite Kane admitting he’d be open to a big-money move
- Crotone frontman Simy is also on Spurs’ radar and would be the cheaper option
Tottenham are on a move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic as they look for a partner for talisman Harry Kane, according to reports.
With the arrival of Fabio Paratici as the club’s football director, Spurs turned to Italy, an area of expertise for him, in their efforts to add to their roster for the new season, and Vlahovic has emerged as a target.
The Telegraph claim Fiorentina would demand around £50million for the exciting forward, and Crotone’s Simy would also be on their shortlist.
Tottenham are engaged in an attack on Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports
However, it is believed that Vlahovic is the deal Tottenham are most looking forward to, and the 21-year-old would be linked alongside Kane with manager Nuno Espirito Santo who plans to bring on two strikers.
Vlahovic had a great breakthrough at his club last season, after scoring 21 times in all competitions. Unsurprisingly, his exploits have also led to a number of other clubs taking a nosedive.
Paratici has been eyeing Italy in this window after taking on his role in north London, having already signed Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini and taking over his team-mate, centre-back Cristian Romero.
Vlahovic had a great breakthrough season in Serie A and is wanted by a number of clubs
Former Juventus transfer guru Paratici holds Vlahovic in high esteem, the Telegraph added, and believes the in-demand star could adapt to the Premier League in a timely manner.
This would certainly contribute to Tottenham’s ambitions to return to the Champions League in the near future, and a partnership between Vlahovic and Kane – who is sought after by Manchester City – promises to be an exciting watch.
Interest in Vlahovic also points to Spurs assuming the wanton Kane will stay at the club, despite his public admission that he would be open to a big-money move this summer.
Simy, 29, would be the cheaper option for Tottenham after Crotone’s relegation from Serie A, but Vlahovic is the preferred choice of the two for the club and would also point to more long-term planning.
New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo would like Vlahovic and Harry Kane to work together
Crotone shooter Simy (center) could be the cheaper option for Spurs this summer
Southampton’s Danny Ings was also on Spurs’ radar, the same outlet says, with the veteran frontman only a year left on his South Coast deal. He also has to write an extension there.
However, the hiring of Paratici seems to have led to a change of course, with the Spurs mainly looking abroad. They brought in Sevilla winger Bryan Gil in a swap deal that saw Erik Lamela go the other way.
As for Kane, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has maintained that his stance has not changed and he will not let Kane go this summer. This comes despite new claims that Kane has been told a £160m move to City is possible.
Kane has made it clear that he is open to a Spurs departure and Manchester City are excited
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Levy has no intention of letting top scorer Kane leave, a club spokesman said. It is also understood that there is a hesitation from City’s camp to match the eye-watering appreciation on his head.
Kane’s chances of securing a transfer also took another blow recently, when the club’s billionaire owner Joe Lewis was dissatisfied with the way the England international has attempted to broker the move to City.
Lewis, whose net worth is £3.5bn, is unimpressed by the way Kane’s future is being talked about openly, and plans to put his heels in the sand. With three years left on the superstar’s deal, there is no desire from Lewis to sell up.