Reliable Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been speaking about the north London club’s interest in Dusan Vlahovic on his latest YouTube video.
The Spurs correspondent believes it will be incredibly difficult for Tottenham to find an agreement with Fiorentina in next month’s transfer window for the Serbian striker.
Should a new striker be the priority in January?
And with his stunning start to the campaign, Gold feels there is now a reluctance from his side to leave Fiorentina in the middle of the season.
“So that price tag, which would normally come down for someone with 18 months left on their contract, is not going down – it’s not. If anything, it’s getting bigger. And so is the competition to sign him, so are the options that will be available to him.
“There also, from what I understand, seems to be a little bit of a reluctance from him to leave midway through the season. I think he feels that he wants to leave Fiorentina kind of with a full season of what he can do.
“So then you’re kind of looking towards the summer, and just my gut feeling – and I hope it’s wrong – is that Tottenham maybe missed their chance. I think the chance to sign Vlahovic was in last summer, summer just gone.”
TIF Thoughts on Vlahovic to Spurs…
Harry Kane’s form has not exactly been encouraging this season, with just a handful of goals in the Premier League so far – though he has shown some signs of improvement in recent weeks.
The Lilywhites go into the January transfer window with just one senior striker in the squad and a built-up fixture list in January, with the FA Cup and Carabao Cup to compete in along with the Premier League.
We think Vlahovic would be a perfect addition for Antonio Conte’s Spurs given his impressive form, and it could even see the best of Kane brought out with someone to compete against.
However, if it is not to be Vlahovic in January, we feel Spurs need to bring in someone else, as playing with one striker in your squad who has a long list of previous injuries could derail their plans for the top four if circumstances go against them.