Tottenham have reportedly turned down the chance to land Aleksandar Mitrovic this month after being quoted a substantial transfer fee for the 25-year-old.
Spurs are reportedly keen on landing a striker before the January transfer window shuts and it is alleged that the Fulham star was on the Lilywhites’ shopping list.
A report in the Daily Star claims Spurs enquired to Fulham about Mitrovic’s availability this month, only for the Cottagers to demand £40 million to part ways with the Serbian.
The report asserts that the asking price put Spurs off and they have decided against pursuing the deal.
Aston Villa also reportedly enquired about Mitrovic, who has netted 18 times already in the Championship so far this campaign (transfermarkt) but were also not willing to meet Fulham’s valuation.
The report adds that the former Newcastle man has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave in the summer if Fulham fail to win promotion back to the Premier League.
Spurs Web Opinion
While signing Mitrovich is unlikely to excite many Spurs fans, I actually believe the Serbian exactly suits our requirement. Not only is he proven in the Premier League but his physical presence up front would give us a different option particularly if we are chasing games. However, I don’t believe the 25-year-old is worth anywhere near £40 million.
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