Former Italy defender Daniele Adani has urged Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic to head to Tottenham over their North London rivals Arsenal.
It was reported two weeks ago that Arsenal were the only Premier League club who had tried to snap up Vlahovic in January.
However, it was explained the centre-forward has no interest in joining the Gunners next month and suggested he is more likely to leave Fiorentina in the summer, with Spurs among the clubs interested in a deal.
According to CalcioMercato, the race for Vlahovic was between Tottenham, Arsenal and Juventus, with the two North London clubs thought to be ready to pay €70m (£59.6m) for the striker’s services.
It has since emerged that Manchester City have also entered the race for the Serbian international, with the Premier League champions thought to be ready to break the bank for him after missing out on Harry Kane in the summer.
Adani believes joining Spurs and working under Antonio Conte would be ideal for Vlahovic’s development.
However, former Real Madrid and Inter Milan forward Antonio Cassano insisted that Vlahovic would be better off heading to Manchester City and working under Guardiola.
He said: “Choose Guardiola and go to Manchester City. I don’t know if you will already be up to it. But in just one year with him, you would reach the level of Haaland.
“If, on the other hand, at 20 you find a manager who does not know how to talk and work with you, your growth ends.”
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Given the form Vlahovic has been in so far this season, the striker would likely feel that he is ready to make the step up to a club like City. Unlike at City, Vlahovic would not have a guarantee of Champions League football and winning major trophies at Spurs.
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