Agent confirms €9.5 Tottenham flop Chiriches wants Fiorentina move

Vlad Chiriches

Vlad Chiriches looks set to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer after his agent confirmed a potential exit is on the cards.

Tottenham Hotspur spent a lot of money last summer, and in honesty perhaps only one looked up to justifying their price tag.

Other than Christian Eriksen the rest were disappointing, including the talented but flaky Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches.

He cost Tottenham €9.5 million in August of last year, a club record received for his former team Steaua Bucharest.

But he has struggled to adapt to English football. A persistent back injury and the sacking of the manager who signed him did not help either.

It is yet to be seen whether or not he is in the plans of new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, however it would look as if his agent has other ideas.

It is reported that his agent Florin Manea told reporters in Romania that Italy would best suit his services - and also claimed that an ex-Manchester City player might be attracting interest as a direct Chiriches replacement:

"Did you see how he played, I believe he will not remain in England. I think he will go to Fiorentina. Tottenham? Understand their interested in Savic. For my client, however, it is better to Italian football than English, I think we can adapt more easily."

There is no doubt that Chiriches is better suited to the Italian style of football. He struggled with his lack of pace in England and it showed with his sub-par performances.

The more tactile and delicate manner of Serie A football would certainly suit him, so perhaps his future is in purple not white after all?

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