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Spurs target Vucinic nets for Juventus

Mirko Vucinic converted a penalty for Juventus in their 3-0 win over Roma, a goal which will have been keenly noted by Tottenham scouts.

Montenegrin marksman Mirko Vucinic slotted home a penalty in Juventus' crucial win over Roma as he continues to be linked with a switch to Tottenham.

Vucinic has struggled with injury this term and has made only a handful of appearances for Juventus, who now lead Serie A by eight points.

The Bianconeri's abundance of striking options has left Vucinic and Italian international Fabio Quagliarella more or less surplus to requirements for much of the campaign.

The agent of the two players was in London last week to try and find potential suitors for the hitmen and reports suggest that Spurs were particularly interested in the possibility of taking Vucinic on loan.

Antonio Conte brought Vucinic on as a substitute for Carlos Tevez in the 59th minute against Roma and it didn't take him long to make his mark.

The 30-year-old stepped up to score a penalty against his former club in the 77th minute and put the game beyond any doubt.

After the final whistle Vucinic posted a celebratory tweet in which he dedicated his bird-like celebration to his Twitter followers. 

Whether Vucinic's goal makes a move to Spurs more or less likely remains to be seen. While it may encourage the London side to step up their efforts to secure his services, it may also convince Conte to keep him in the fold for the time being.

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