Tottenham’s ability to offer striker Sasa Kalajdzic ‘the spotlight on the big European stage’ could hand them an advantage in the race for his signature this summer.
Kalajdzic has been in impressive form in the Bundesliga this season, with 14 goals and five assist in 28 games earning him plenty of attention.
He’s already been heavily linked with a move away from Stuttgart as a result, and last week, Tottenham were added to the list of suitors, with it claimed they had knocked on the door ahead of a possible move.
Losing the 23-year-old would naturally be a big blow for Stuttgart, and Tag 24 cover the situation today, explaining how the German club are planning to keep him around.
They explain that the striker’s form is both a blessing and a curse for Stuttgart, with the top European clubs having ‘long since noticed’ the Austrian.
Tottenham are one of those named among the interested parties, and VfB sports director Sven Mislintat will ‘probably only let him go for a crazy high transfer fee’.
At the moment, however, the director of football is not thinking about a sale; indeed, it is quite the contrary.
“It’s similar to Nico Gonzalez (23) last summer: If Sasa should get offers that he can do much better, then we are in a position to offer something against it and also a contract extension for a year,” he recently told BILD.
“We know how good he is. We will hold talks with Sasa by summer at the latest, either before or after the European Championship.
“If he plays a lot and well, he can already grow financially; there is room for improvement within his current contract.”
It seems then if Kalajdzic is to leave for any club this summer, it will be pushed by the player himself, with Stuttgart keen to do anything to keep him around.
So far, though, he has ‘not given the impression’ that money is the most important thing for him, a hint that he won’t push for a move to a bigger club.
There is something that suitors like Tottenham can offer, though, and that is the ‘spotlight on the big European stage’ according to Tag 24.
We’re assuming that means the Champions League, but it could also mean the Europa League or the Premier League as well.
Tottenham, of course, would have to qualify for Europe first, but it seems in the race for Kalajdzic’s signature, they have at least one ace up their sleeve.