As soon as Fabio Paratici took over as Tottenham’s director of football, new targets were put in place.
One of those was Cristian Romero to help the struggling defence, and the Argentine, after some long negotiations, was brought in from Atalanta.
Pierluigi Gollini was also loaned in as a backup and potential competition for an ageing Hugo Lloris, and then there was the big Harry Kane question mark.
With Manchester City very keen on the England international, Paratici had to cover his back in case a sale went through, which is why he turned a previous favourite of his during his time at Juventus: Dusan Vlahovic.
The Serbian offers a similar profile to Kane on various levels, and there was talk of Tottenham being very keen on him this summer.
Fiorentina put up barricades in hope they could get him to renew, but that plan has now failed dramatically, with owner Rocco Commisso announcing on Tuesday morning that Vlahovic would not be renewing.
Gazzetta dello Sport cover it, claiming there is now an ‘inevitable breakup’ between the two parties on the horizon, which could happen soon, such as a ‘sale in the next January market’.
Tottenham are mentioned in the article as one of the potential foreign landing spots for the player, alongside Manchester City, while Juventus remain the favourites to keep the striker in Serie A going forward.
We’ll have to see what happens in all this, but this story is going to grow and grow, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Spurs, thanks to Paratici, being very involved.