• Tottenham diverts its attention to Vlahovic with Martinez chase dimming
  • Inter Milan is planning to extend Martinez's tenure with the club
  • Tottenham appears to have a brighter future with Vlahovic

Tottenham is shifting its focus on another player after falling short of its pursuit for Lautaro Martinez.

The new target for the Spurs is reportedly Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentina.

Atletico Madrid already pitched an offer for the Serbian, making an initial offer of £45 million ($62 million).

Tottenham is expected to make a bid soon although there was no mention yet on price. However, there are claims that the pitch would be the highest in the club’s history.

In the eyes of Fiorentina legend Daniel Bertoni, Vlahovic is someone who could be worth £100 million ($138 million) in the future. But all this depends on how well he progresses. That all starts this coming season.

“Vlahovic, like Haaland, is a £100 million striker. This year will be [his] time to explode,” Bertoni stated.

Aside from that, Tottenham director Fabio Paratici also sees a bright future with the Serbian footballer.

He seems to agree with Bertoni that Vlahovic stands to be one of the best in the world moving forward.

In Serie A, Vlahovic registered 21 goals last season. Assuming he does make the move to Tottenham, the Spurs could have more than enough firepower that may boost their campaign next season.

This development comes not long after Inter Milan was reportedly planning to extend the contract of Martinez once the transfer window closes.

They had initially agreed to a fee of £60 million ($82 million) with Inter, but the sale of Romelo Lukaku to Chelsea complicated things.

Fiorentina's Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic (right) snatched a late equaliser against Inter Milan.
Fiorentina's Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic (right) snatched a late equaliser against Inter Milan. AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTE

After dealing off Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi, Inter Milan allegedly does not want to lose any more key players.

Hence, any deal for Martinez is on pause for now with I Nerazzurri hoping to keep the Argentine striker in the fold for now unless Tottenham or any other club is ready to offer something more lucrative.

No numbers were given, but that is likely to be more than the original £60 million ($82 million) that HotSpur offered.

There may still be a possibility, but the shift in attention to Vlahovic gives the Spurs options of finding the right offensive partner for Kane.