Milan Badelj's agent says his client could not reject AC Milan switch

Fiorentina's Milan Badelj in action with Tottenham's Eric Dier

Tottenham have recently been linked with the Fiorentina midfielder.

Fiorentina's Milan Badelj in action with Tottenham's Eric DierFiorentina's Milan Badelj in action with Tottenham's Eric Dier

Reports in Italy recently suggested that Tottenham Hotspur remain interested in signing Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj this summer.

Calcio Mercato reported that Spurs and Napoli are keen on the Croatian international midfielder, who performed well at this summer’s European Championships.

Milan Badelj with CroatiaMilan Badelj with Croatia

Tottenham were first reported as interested in the Croatian back in January, as reported by the Daily Mail, as his agent reportedly had fallen out with the Fiorentina hierarchy over unpaid commission.

It still remains the case that Badelj is said to be wanting a Fiorentina exit, but it has now emerged that AC Milan are keen and his agent confirmed today that his client would accept that move.

Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella

Speaking to Calciomercato, Dejan Joksimovic stated:

“I’ve read it on the Italian papers but I’ve had contacts with no clubs yet. AC Milan are a top club and Montella thinks extremely high of Badelj, so much so he signed him at Fiorentina.

“Surely, AC Milan won’t play any European competition next season, but they are a top club at the international level. They have history and tradition; it would be difficult to reject an offer of AC Milan.

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“We are in no rush at the moment, he is on holiday until the 25th of July and we’ll make a decision after that date.”

Milan boss Vincenzo Montella worked with the Croatian in Florence and has been linked with an interest in bringing him to the San Siro.

Whether or not Spurs continue to be interested in the player remains to be seen. They recently snapped up similar player Victor Wanyama from Southampton and it is open for debate whether Spurs are still in need of yet another central midfield option.

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