New transfer rumors are in, and if the rumors are to be believed, English clubs Manchester United and Tottenham are looking forward to sign Juventus’ Montenegrin striker Mirko Vucinic after the player announced that he consider a move to the Premier League.
Vucinic, rated one of the best finishers in the Serie A currently, has been heavily linked to a move to England during the summer. The targetman has also said that he would love to serve in the Premier League next summer if he happens to leave Juventus.
United and Spurs are the main contenders for the player. The Red Devils are said to be on the lookout for an experienced striker who will easily adapt to United’s style of play and will become the substitute for Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, who is expected to leave Old Trafford.
Spurs’ manager Harry Redknapp, on the other hand, has also been reported to be on the lookout for a striker to strengthen his attacking line and to fill up the gap of Roman Pavlyuchenko, who is also expected to leave the club.
The player has admitted that he has a number of offers from the Premiership at the moment, according to a Talksport report.
Vucinic was bagged by Italian club Leece in the summer of 2000 when he was just an 18-year-old. In his fourth season for the club, Vucinic announced his presence by netting 19 goals in 28 Serie A games, including a hat-trick against Lazio in May 2005. In total, he scored 29 goals for Leece in 75 appearances.
He later moved on with Roma in 2006, when he signed a one-year loan contract with Roma worth €3.25 million, and finally bought him in 2008 paying Leece €12 million. He made 146 appearances for Roma and managed to score 46 times.
Vucinic joined Juventus in July 2011 for €15 million from Roma, with a four-year deal worth €3.5 million per year. He scored his first goal in August 2011 in the 2-1 defeat to AC Milan.