Tottenham Hotspur have landed a boost in their reported transfer chase of Dusan Vlahovic, as Fiorentina are lining up Gianluca Scamacca to replace the striker, per Calciomercato.
I Viola hope Vlahovic stays at the Artemio Franchi Stadium until the end of the season, but he is unsure. So, the Serie A side are starting to form a shortlist of potential replacements.
Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso, in particular, wants Vlahovic to stay in Tuscany for at least the rest of the campaign. He has already scored 12 goals in 14 games so far this term.
It is unimaginable that Vlahovic is a Fiorentina player beyond the current campaign, barring a drastic change of events. He rejected an offer to become the Viola’s highest–paid player in history, after the club made several offers of new terms as his current deal expires in 2023.
Fiorentina have a number of options in mind who could take over their number nine jersey from Vlahovic next year. But they may also face a problem in trying to sign their top target.
Sassuolo striker Scamacca tops Fiorentina’s shortlist of Vlahovic replacements, having also explored his situation this summer. But Inter Milan also now admire the 22-year-old, who made his senior Italy debut in September amid a three-goal Serie A season after 13 games.
The Neroverdi additionally rejected multiple offers from Fiorentina to keep the Rome-born striker this summer. He had returned to the club after a 12-goal loan with Genoa last term.
Tottenham land possible Vlahovic transfer boost as Fiorentina eye Scamacca
Fiorentina preparing to revive their interest in Sassuolo’s Scamacca has handed Tottenham a possible boost in their transfer pursuit of Vlahovic to improve Antonio Conte’s attack.
Reports by Corriere dello Sport claim Spurs are leading the race for the Serbian’s signature. He also has interest from Arsenal, Manchester City and Juventus, but the trio are trailing.
But if Tottenham want to secure Vlahovic’s transfer, they may have to pay Fiorentina €80m (£67m), per Gianluca Di Marzio. While also fighting Commisso’s hesitancy to sell in January.