The agent of Tottenham Hotspur defender Vlad Chiriches has fuelled speculation the Romania international is poised to leave north London this summer after hinting that his client could sign for Fiorentina.
TalkSPORT reports how the 24-year-old endured a difficult debut campaign in England, after seeing his progress hampered by a troublesome back injury that restricted his first-team inclusion.
Chiriches made just 11 Premier League appearances for Spurs in 2013/14; a disappointing return of games following his £8 million transfer from Steaua Bucharest last summer.
Rumours regarding the centre-back's future have been the subject of interest in recent weeks, particularly amid alleged interest in the player from Serie 'A', with Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella keen to take him to Stadio Artemio Franchi.
"I don't know if he'll stay in England this summer as he didn't play much," Chiriches's agent Florin Manea is quoted by Romanian website sport.ru. "I think he will end up at Fiorentina."
It remains to be seen whether or not Chiriches features in the plans of newly-appointed Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino next season, but either way comments made by his agent are unlikely to go down well with the hierarchy at White Hart Lane.