Tottenham have made a serious move to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, according to Corriere Dello Sport.
Tottenham appear to be in the market for a new striker this summer, regardless of whether or not they keep hold of Harry Kane. It was reported on Sunday that the club had agreed a fee with Inter Milan to sign Lautaro Martinez and that that move was not dependent on the future of Kane.
Corriere dello Sport claims that Spurs have contacted the 21-year-old’s agent Darko Ristic about the possibility of bringing his client to north London this summer.
It seems hard to believe that Kane will stay at the club beyond August, but if he were to leave, it could be possible that Spurs look to replace him with two strikers rather than just one. Moves of Martinez and Vlahovic make a lot of sense.
Martinez has excelled in Serie A but he plays a bit like a second striker, and has been brilliant in tandem with Romelu Lukaku. Vlahovic is only 21, but has similar attributes to Lukaku. He’s extremely strong and powerful and a poacher in front of goal.
A partnership of Vlahovic and Martinez would help the team transition out of a post-Harry Kane situation.
It’s a similar situation at Aston Villa, where they lost Jack Grealish and acknowledged not one player could replace his influence. Instead they used the £100million to invest in Emiliano Buendia, Danny Ings and Leon Bailey.
Tottenham’s new Director of Football specialises in Serie A and has already secured Cristian Romero. Now, if the club are looking to replace Kane and continue to improve, he appears to have identified this Serie A duo as the perfect partnership to do so.
6ft 3’ Vlahovic and Martinez have all the ingredients on paper to be an exciting partnership and aged 21 and 23 respectively, they’d help prepare this team for the next generation if 28-year-old Kane were to leave. Both deals would be expensive, a combined £110million would probably be needed to secure the deals, but that would be a shrewd reinvestment of any money generated from Kane’s possible sale.