Tottenham and Atletico Madrid go head to head for Vlahovic
Tottenham and Atletico Madrid went head to head for the services of 21 year old Serbian forward Nicola Vlahovic last summer, only for him to turn down both clubs and remain in Serie A.
⚠️La #Fiorentina ha respinto un’offerta da 40 milioni per #Vlahovic presentata dal #Tottenham che sta ipotizzando un dopo #Kane. Il club gigliato vuole tenere l’attaccante e in ogni caso lo valuta dai 60 milioni in su
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) July 15, 2021
Spurs were looking for someone to play alongside Harry Kane this summer, but were unable to do so, and are suffering as a result. However, they could have been handed a big boost should they want to pick him up next summer.
New contract stalling?
Vlahovic is currently under contract with La Viola until 2023, and has begun the 2021-22 season in the same brilliant form that he spent 2020-21.
In seven games so far this season, the Serbian striker has netted six goals, showing why he was such hot property in the summer.
And now, speaking to TMW, Fiorentina’s CEO Rocco Commisso has revealed that contract talks over a new deal have reached something of an impasse at present, saying:
“I don’t know if Vlahovic will sign a new deal.”
He continued to reveal that they had offered the star man a contract worth 8 million euros per year (£132,ooo per week before tax), but that nothing has been agreed, claiming:
“We offered him €40m gross salary paid in five years, the biggest contract in Fiorentina history, more than Batistuta and Rui Costa. He’s taking a big risk – I’m getting nervous…”
Fiorentina president Commisso to TMW: “I don’t know if Vlahovic will sign a new deal. We offered him €40m gross salary paid in five years, the biggest contract in Fiorentina history, more than Batistuta and Rui Costa. He’s taking a big risk – I’m getting nervous…” 🟣 #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 29, 2021
With just a year left on his contract come next summer, could we see Tottenham and a host of other clubs join the pursuit for Vlahovic, especially if he continues to bang in the goals this campaign.
And how much would Fiorentina be looking to recoup for their star man?