Some reports suggest Juventus has agreed terms with Fiorentina over the signing of Dušan Vlahović, though nothing is yet confirmed.
If verified, it would end Tottenham’s aspirations of landing the superstar striker. Italian journalist Giacomo Iacboellis is reporting the deal is done. But that belies the Fabrizio Romano’s opinion, whose latest tweet points to Juventus submitting an official bit, but nothing more.
FourFourTwo.com has piggybacked on Iacboellis’ tweet, confirming it’s a done deal. Though we all know it’s not a done deal until Fiorentina or Juventus officially announce it. Short of that, Romano has proven himself more reliable where these probable rumours are concerned.
It’s thought Juventus is set on offering £67 million for the 21-year-old Serbian, who, by scoring 17 goals in 21 matches, is ripping it up in the Serie A.
Trailing Atalanta by seven points in the standings, Fiorentina is losing ground in their quest for a Champions League spot. To sell their most highly prized asset in a generation to a rival Serie A team, owner Rocco B. Commisso must have conceded that his team won’t make up the ground. Of course that’s if the deal is confirmed.
It would be another setback for a Spurs side who were thought to be one of the frontrunners in landing the generational player. Such is life at Tottenham. Supporters expect it and I wouldn’t be surprised if Antonio Conte does too.
Miracles do happen, just not to a team whose owners aren’t willing to splash out the large sum of cash required to invest in the world’s best. And until they do, most fear it will be a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same.