Tottenham managing director of football Fabio Paratici said in-demand Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic is not part of the Premier League club’s transfer plans.
Vlahovic will not re-sign with Fiorentina and the Serbia international – out of contract at the end of 2022-23 – has been linked to the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter.
The 21-year-old forward scored 21 Serie A goals last season. Of players aged 22 or under in Europe’s top five leagues in 2020-21, only Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland (27) scored more top-flight goals than Vlahovic.
Vlahovic – who also became the first player born after the year 2000 to reach 20 Serie A goals – already has four league goals in seven appearances this term, and six across all competitions.
However, Paratici said Tottenham will not be making a move for Vlahovic amid uncertainty over the future of Spurs star Harry Kane.
“I want to build something, that’s our target.”
We sat down with Fabio Paratici to discuss our start to the season and ambitions for the future. pic.twitter.com/XvABbpezud
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 6, 2021
“Many clubs like the Serbian’s profile, but for now he is not in Tottenham’s plans,” Paratici said at the Festival dello Sport event on Sunday.
Kane was tipped to leave Tottenham for Premier League champions City at the start of the season but a transfer to Manchester did not materialise.
The England international is yet to find the net in any of his opening six Premier League matches of the campaign, though he scored a Europa Conference League hat-trick prior to the international break to take his tally to five goals for the 2021-22 tournament.
As rumours continue regarding his Tottenham future, Paratici said: “Harry Kane loves Tottenham.
“We’ve decided to keep Harry last summer to start the re-building, and we’re happy with our choice. There’s no need of any new talk with Harry.
“He knows how to share the sense of belonging to Spurs.”
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