Tottenham Hotspur have entered talks with the agent of Dusan Vlahovic with the Premier League outfit closing in on a participant Fabio Paratici has been making an attempt to signal since his time at Juventus, as reported by Calciomercato.
The Harry Kane saga just isn’t over but. Not by a protracted shot. It has merely been postponed, able to rear its ugly head but once more when 2021 rolls into 2022.
As Kane himself mentioned again in August, when committing his very rapid future to the North London giants: ‘I will be staying at Tottenham this summer’.
The beginner sleuths amongst chances are you’ll discover that he mentioned nothing about subsequent summer season.
Whether or not or not Manchester Metropolis will nonetheless have an interest by the point 2022 rolls round stays to be seen. Kane will flip 29 in July and the irrepressible Erling Haaland may be on the market by then too.
Planning for all times with out their most vital participant just isn’t solely smart, it’s essential.
Whereas Vlahovic is much from the completed article on the age of simply 21, there are apparent similarities between the Fiorentina talisman and Tottenham’s long-serving quantity ten.
Is Vlahovic the pure substitute for Harry Kane at Tottenham?
Vlahovic, like Kane, is a natural-born goal-poacher, a deadly finisher contained in the penalty space who combines fearsome bodily energy with a velveteen first contact.
He netted 21 Serie A targets for a struggling facet final season and has begun the brand new marketing campaign with six in eight.
Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso confirmed earlier this week that Vlahovic had turned down a new contract on the Stadio Artemio Franchi, rejecting the prospect to change into the best-paid participant in La Viola historical past.
Simply 48 hours later, Tottenham seem to have opened talks with Vlahovic’s entourage even when, in response to CM reporter Enrico Camelio, negotiations with Fiorentina themselves are but to happen.
It’s understood that Fabio Paratici, Spurs’ managing director, got here very near signing the self-professed ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ for Juventus final yr, just for the deal to break down late on.
Based on Gazzetta dello Sport, Fiorentina need a staggering £77 million for Vlahovic – a payment which may be past a Spurs facet balancing the consequences of the COVID pandemic with the absence of Champions League soccer and money owed incurred when constructing their space-age new stadium.
Then once more, promoting Kane, for the type of eye-watering payment Daniel Levy is demanding, will surely assist fund a bid to make the Serbian worldwide their new file signing.
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/10/07/tottenham-enter-talks-to-sign-77m-star-paratici-closes-in-on-long-term-target/ | Tottenham enter talks to signal £77m star as Paratici closes in on long-term goal