Journalist Paul Brown thinks that Dusan Vlahovic is the most likely player that Tottenham are going to spend big on in the next couple of windows.
Spurs are expected to splash the cash in either January or the summer following the appointment of Antonio Conte, who’s historically been a cheque book manager over the years.
Vlahovic, who’s been scoring goals for fun in Italy, has been on Spurs’ radar since the summer following their failure to bring in another striker.
What’s the latest news with Vlahovic?
Vlahovic wasn’t a name known to many outside of Italy before recently, but his outstanding form for Fiorentina has seen him catch the attention of Spurs, along with other Premier League clubs, like Manchester City, who’ve also been linked.
He doesn’t turn 22 until January but has already proven himself at the highest level by scoring 21 goals in 37 Italian top-flight appearances last season.
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Vlahovic has since shown that he’s not a one season wonder by continuing to score goals this term, including a hat-trick against Spezia Calcio last weekend.
Vlahovic has also done it on the international stage, already scoring six times in just 12 caps for Serbia.
But proven goalscorers often cost the most and according to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Fiorentina have set an asking-price of £59.5m, which would make him Tottenham’s second most expensive player ever behind Tanguy Ndombele, who joined for £63m from Lyon back in 2019.
Spurs have only ever paid more than £40m for a player once, but that could soon change with Conte now at the helm.
And Brown reckons that if Tottenham are going to spend big, it’s most likely going to be on the young Serbian.
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What did Brown say?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “He’s on fire in Italy. So, if Spurs are to make a big splash, it’s probably going to be for him.”
Do Tottenham need Vlahovic?
Tottenham desperately need another striker, regardless of whether Harry Kane leaves in January, next summer or at some time in the future.
But whether or not Daniel Levy would be willing to spend serious money on a player that doesn’t appear to fit into a Tottenham team with both Kane and Heung Min Son is another matter.
If Conte sticks with two strikers, then Vlahovic’s arrival might put one of Kane or Son’s places in the side under threat. Having those three at his disposal would be an exciting prospect for Conte, but keeping them all happy would prove difficult.