Report: The reason why Dusan Vlahovic turned down Tottenham move in the summer
Tottenham Hotspur are one of the many clubs reportedly eyeing Dusan Vlahovic.
Hardly surprising, as Spurs could do with a new centre-forward and Vlahovic is a world-class striker.
To date, Harry Kane is still the only senior centre-forward at Tottenham.
Now, a CBS Sports report has now suggested that Spurs approached Vlahovic last summer.
The outlet claims former Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo wanted the Fiorentina star in the close season.
However, Vlahovic was reportedly worried that he’d end up an understudy to Kane.
CBS Sports goes on to suggest that Vlahovic “would surely feel less concerned about his place in the pecking order now”.
This is because Kane has scored just four Premier League goals this season and is “potentially departing this summer”, they add.
If true, a familiar problem for Tottenham – TBR View
This report suggests that Vlahovic was at least asked what he thought about a potential move to Tottenham.
If true, it would sadly be a familiar story for Spurs fans, who have long struggled to land any new world-class strikers.
This season aside, Kane has been incredible for Tottenham over the years.
However, this wouldn’t be the first report that suggests another world-class striker appeared put off by a move to Spurs due to Kane’s presence at the club.
In 2020, Victor Osimhen’s agent claimed the player wouldn’t join Tottenham while Kane was there.
“If Harry Kane is still playing for Tottenham will Victor play? Because he will always be benched for him,” Ariyo Igbayiola told Nigerian newspaper The Cable.
“Kane is their number one striker and he is the captain of England. All these will always work for him in the club but at Victor’s detriment.
“He needs a club where he will always play full game week in, week out. Not to be kept on the bench.”
At the same time, there are players who haven’t shirked from the challenge of taking on an indispensable squad player.
When Diogo Jota joined Liverpool, it was a tough ask for him to win a place in a front line consisting of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
However, he took on the challenge and succeeded in becoming a key player for Jurgen Klopp, getting plenty of game time.
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