According to a report from Tuttomercatoweb, Spurs are keen on signing Torino midfielder, Sasa Lukic, as an alternative to Marcel Sabitzer.
Long-time target Sabitzer played down talk of a move away from RB Leipzig this week. That has led to some believing Spurs may well be out of the race for now, with other targets needing to now be identified.
And according to TMW, Torino and Serbia star Lukic could be that man. The report claims the 17-cap star is wanted by a host of Italian clubs, while Crystal Palace are also said to be keen.
However, Spurs and Palace may hold the advantage, with it claimed Lukic prefers a move to London if possible. That, of course, could very much put the ball in Daniel Levy’s court if Jose Mourinho wants the deal.
Lukic has played 21 times for Torino this season, scoring three goals. Very much an all-action midfielder, he can play through from a number six to a number ten if required.
TBR View: Lukic a viable alternative but Sabitzer surely the main man?
While some took Sabitzer’s comments as playing down a move to Spurs or anywhere else for that matter, he was also a bit cryptic.
So while Lukic looks a fine player in his own right, surely Sabitzer has to be the one Spurs actively pursue?
However, should a pursuit for the RB Leipzig man fail then Lukic could be a viable alternative. At 24, he’s plenty of time to adapt and like other Serbian’s before him, he may well fancy the challenge of English football.