Report: Spurs could sign 24-year-old defender for just £12.5m due to clause

0
Daniel Levy
OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

According to Calciomercato, rumoured Tottenham target Nikola Milenkovic could be available for a cut-price fee this summer due to a clause in his contract with Fiorentina.

Milenkovic has evolved into one of the most consistent defenders in the Serie A since his move to Fiorentina in 2017, having impressed in a back three as well as a back four.

Spurs were linked with a move for the centre-back ahead of the January transfer window (Corriere di Puglia e Lucania) while Newcastle United were also credited with an interest in the 24-year-old (The Sun).

The Sunday Mirror (20/3; page 74) revealed recently that the Serbian international has no intention of extending his current contract in Florence, which runs out in 2023, and could thus be on the way out of the club this summer.

CalcioMercato have now revealed there is a clause in Milenkovic’s current deal with Fiorentina that would allow him to leave for €15m (£12.5m) this summer.

The report adds that Juve have also expressed an interest in the centre-back, having made contacts with his agent over ‘the last few days’.

It is explained, however, that Massimiliano Allegri’s side are prioritising a move for Antonio Rudiger and view Milenkovic as a backup in case they fail to get the Chelsea star.

Spurs Web Opinion

I would be surprised if we go after Milenkovic this summer as we do not really need a right-sided centre-back, which is the Serbian’s best position. While he is versatile enough to be used on the left, the same can be said of the likes of Romero, Sanchez and Dier.

Have something to tell us about this article?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.