Over the summer, it was very clear that Tottenham were worried about losing Harry Kane to Manchester City, since the striker wanted to leave to win trophies.
Dusan Vlahovic was immediately touted as an idea to replace him, and some talks took place to see the feasibility of a deal.
Ultimately, Kane stayed at Tottenham, first to be managed by Nuno Espirito Santo before Antonio Conte took over from the Portuguese following poor results.
The latter’s arrival has changed things for Kane, who once again seems happy at Spurs, and, in turn, Vlahovic is heading to Juventus.
The deal isn’t done just yet, but everyone in Italy expects it to be completed before the end of the January transfer window, which will thrill the player, who had eyed the move for a while.
However, had Tottenham come knocking things might have been different, according to attorney Fulvio Valcareggi, who spoke to TMW Radio, relayed by Viola News.
He said: “I’ve been saying he’s been going to Juventus for a year. I knew it. What surprised me is the speed of it. Vlahovic said no to everyone because he already had an agreement with Juventus. Only if Conte had wanted him at Tottenham would something have changed, and he could have not gone to Juventus.”
So, had the Spurs manager picked up the phone and convince Fabio Paratici to make a bid, it seems everything might have been different.