Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, has admitted that he feels home at the Serie A club and still expects to be there next season.

Lukic was one of the few bright sparks for Torino last season as the club finished just one place ahead of the relegation zone.

Reports linking the midfielder with a move to Tottenham first emerged back in March and it was reported soon after that the Premier League side would have to pay over €10m (£8.5m) to land the 24-year-old.

The speculation linking Lukic with a move to North London has died down recently but Gianluca di Marzio did reveal last month that Crystal Palace were keen on the Serbian international and could look to bring him to the Premier League this summer.

However, Lukic has now hinted at his desire to stay put at Turin, insisting that he has paid no attention to the speculation surrounding his future.

He told CalcioNews24: “I don’t read the newspapers a lot. It’s normal for a player to be the subject of rumours (about his future) but I don’t think about that.

“I’m a Toro player and I think about doing well this season. It’s my fifth year (at the club) and I feel at home.  

“Every year I try to do the best I can: last year I got off to a good start, then Covid stopped me for a few weeks and I was unable to return as before. 

“But I’m working hard. I hope to have a good season, me and the whole team.”

Spurs Web Opinion

With Skipp returning after an impressive loan spell at Norwich and with Ndombele, Hojbjerg and Lo Celso extremely likely to stay, I would be surprised if we spent big on a central midfielder this summer.

I can see us signing a squad player to replace Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko and I suspect that it will be a low-profile singing like Sander Berge or Lukic rather than a big name like Franck Kessie or Manuel Locatelli. 

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