Dušan Vlahović has been a target for Tottenham Hotspur ever since Fabio Paratici arrived in north London and Antonio Conte’s recent appointment has only seen the Premier League side pushed forward more.
On Monday, Corriere dello Sport stated Spurs have moved ‘decisively’ for the striker, although what that actually meant wasn’t made clear.
The 21-year-old has already rejected several offers made by La Viola for an extension.
Journalist Enzo Bucchioni, writing in his column for Firenze Viola, says Rocco Commisso has not given up on retaining the player. He states the Fiorentina chairman plans to offer a new deal worth €7m per season.
However, those close to the Serbia international’s representatives state ‘nothing will move them’. In the event there’s no renewal, ‘there is only one other way to go; a sale in January’. The north London club are in place to sign the frontman.
Harry Kane was wanted by Manchester City in the last window and sections of the English press continue to suggest Pep Guardiola’s side will return for the striker next summer.
Bucchioni, therefore, states ‘taking Vlahović as early as January’ would not only allow the Serbian adapt to Conte’s plans soon, but he can also get used to the needs of the Premier League, so that they can have him ready for the next campaign.
Spurs signing the goalscoring star in the next window fits well in Paratici’s plans, to have him ready to lead the English club’s attack for the 2022/23 season.
In order to acquire Vlahović’s services in the winter market, the journalist explains Spurs ‘would put €70m on a plate’.
This is a ‘fair amount’, but Bucchioni adds their ‘silence’ from Serbia, indicating Vlahović’s camp have not [yet] responded to Tottenham.