Report: Tottenham Hotspur linked with shock move for Premier League flop Nikola Kalinic

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The Fiorentina striker struggled for form with Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a shock summer move for a former Premier League flop.

La Nazione in Italy is reporting, as relayed by FiorentinaUno, that Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic is on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The Croatian is said to be one of many strikers Spurs are considering, although the Florence club are unlikely to want to sell the player this summer.

Kalinic has of course played in the Premier League before.

Then Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce snapped up Kalinic for a fee reported by The Sun to have been in the region of £6 million back in August 2009.

Kalinic, who arrived with a big reputation from Hajduk Split never really came good at Ewood Park - especially considering his handsome price-tag.

Upon his arrival he was immediately earmarked as the replacement for Roque Santa Cruz - but things just did not take off for the young Croatian.

In his two seasons in Lancashire he scored just 13 goals in 53 appearances and moved to Ukrainian challengers Dnipro Dniproprovetsk in 2011.

Since his move to Ukraine he has found his feet. In the summer he headed to Fiorentina and has scored 13 goals for the club this season.

Tottenham are looking to bring in a new striker to help alleviate some of the pressure from Harry Kane’s shoulders for next season and it seems Kalinic is becoming a very realistic option.

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