Milan Badelj could be looking for a move away in the near future, if his contract demands are not met at current club Fiorentina. Spurs are interested in making a move, claim Calcio Mercato.
The Express report that the agent of Badelj’s agent has made Fiorentina a ‘take it or leave demand’ over a new contract, the newest offer from the Italian club reportedly does not include a sufficient agent’s fee. The player’s agent has also indicated that his client could move away over the summer in an interview, originally published in a print version of Corriere Fiorentino, but later published on Tutto Mercatto Web.
“There are top European clubs ready to do important jobs for Badelj. After Euro 2016 there will be important news. But at the moment I think it is hard to think of a future in purple for Milan.”
So, with this issue of a new contract yet to be sorted, Badelj could be looking at a move away from Fiorentina over the summer, with Spurs reportedly interested, and it would take a bid of around about £7.9m to secure his services.
The midfielder is currently in action for Croatia at the European Championships in France, and the Express believe that Fiorentina Sporting Director Pantaleo Corvino is set to meet with the player to discus his future after his participation in France, meaning that we may have to wait until the middle of July for a decision.
Badelji operates in a defensive midfield role, an area that Spurs will surely be looking to strengthen this summer judging by the way the Lilywhites struggled without the presence of Mousa Dembele in midfield.
The Croatian featured regularly for Fiorentina last season, but it is hard to say whether the midfielder would fit in at Spurs under the Pochettino regime. However, for just under £8m, he would of course be a cheap option to add that extra squad depth that Spurs will require for next season.