The Telegraph have revealed that Fabio Paratici campaigned for Tottenham to sign Dusan Vlahovic as soon as he arrived at the club.

The report reveals that Paratici, who joined as Spurs’ managing director of football in the summer of 2021, hatched a plan to sign Vlahovic in his first transfer window at the club.

Dusan Vlahovic

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With Harry Kane being heavily linked with a move to Manchester City at the time, the Italian reportedly urged Daniel Levy to sign the Serbian whether or not the England captain left the club.

The 50-year-old’s plan was that Vlahovic would be Kane’s readymade replacement if he left or could even play alongside the 29-year-old if he stayed.

As it happened, Spurs chose against making a move for the centre-forward, who eventually joined Juventus from Fiorentina in a deal worth £66m in January of last year.

The 23-year-old has not lived up to expectations since his switch to Turin and The Telegraph add that he is expected to be on the market again this summer, with Aston Villa interested in bringing him to the Premier League.

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Despite Vlahovic failing to have the expected impact at Juve, there is no doubt about the striker’s quality.

He is a well-rounded modern-day centre-forward who could thrive in any system.

Spurs could certainly do a lot worse than pursuing the 23-year-old if Harry Kane does leave this summer.

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