Report: Everton v Spurs for Vucinic

Mirko Vucinic

Mirko Vucinic will leave Juventus in the summer and the Italian press believe that Tottenham and Everton want him.

It hasn't been a great year for Mirko Vucinic and he will be keen for a fresh start at the end of the season.

The Montenegrin marksman has slipped down the pecking order at Juventus where Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente have become a lethal partnership.

Vucinic, like fellow marksmen Fabio Quagliarella and Sebastian Giovinco, have played minor roles and were aggrieved to see Pablo Daniel Osvaldo arrive from Southampton in the January transfer window to provide still more competition.

It had seemed certain that Vucinic would leave Juventus in January and he was on the brink of joining Inter in a part-exchange deal for Fredy Guarin that then collapsed at the last minute.

Arsenal and Tottenham both made approaches for Vucinic but he opted to stick around and fight his corner at Juventus.

Things haven't got much better for the 30-year-old and he is now expected to be one of the first names to leave in a summer clear-out.

According to Tuttosport, Vucinic is ready to play in the Premier League and Everton and Tottenham have expressed an interest in him.

Vucinic is under contract until June 2015 but Juventus will need to streamline their squad quickly if they are to compete for world-class players in the summer, so the Old Lady may accept a modest bid.

It has been suggested over the past few weeks that £4m could be enough to persuade Juventus to part with Vucinic and Everton and Spurs could be willing to take that risk.

Although he has been out of favour in recent times, Vucinic has had a respectable scoring record throughout his career and has 21 goals in 71 appearances for Juventus, a similar ratio to his 46 in 147 outings for Roma.

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