What if we told you Tottenham Hotspur could sign one of Europe’s most exciting strikers and a highly rated centre-half while getting one of the club’s highest earners off the wage bill?
Fantasy stuff, right? Maybe not.
Because with Fiorentina stepping up their interest in Erik Lamela, a golden opportunity appears to have fallen into Daniel Levy’s lap.
It’s common knowledge that two of Tottenham’s priority targets already ply their trade for Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Lamela out, Vlahovic and Milenkovic in at Tottenham?
New Spurs sporting director Fabio Paratici has reportedly set his sights on Dusan Vlahovic, with manager Nuno Espirito Santo giving the green light for a potential £40 million swoop.
According to Football London, talks with the 21-year-old Serbia international – an elegant yet brutally efficient number nine in the Harry Kane mould – got under way a few weeks ago.
Then there’s Nikola Milenkovic, the 6ft 5in defensive powerhouse who’s as fearsome in the attacking penalty area as he is in his own.
It is believed Fiorentina would want about £60 million for a deal that involved both Vlahovic and Milenkovic.
And if Spurs can drive down a potential double deal for the superb Serbians by including Lamela, then Paratici, Nuno and Levy really are on to a winner.
Here’s what some Tottenham fans on Twitter had to say about the Lamela swap for Vlahovic plus Milenkovic situation: