TRANSFER NEWS: Striker Says He’s “Interested In Moving To Spurs”
Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Roma’s Mirko Vucinic. The Montenegrin is set to secure a move to North London in the coming days after Spurs fought of interest from Man Utd and Italian giants Juventus.
The 27-year old had been linked with a surprise move to Manchester United earlier this week, but a source close to Tottenham has dismissed the claims. His agent said on Tuesday:
“I met Manchester United,” Lucci told lasignoraingiallorosso.it. “We spoke about Vucinic, but we didn’t reach an agreement. “United like Vucinic but there’s still a lot of work to do to see Mirko at Old Trafford.”
However, Tottenham have moved quickly to snap up the forward after the club have grown increasingly concerned over their lack of activity this summer.
Roma was originally holding out for £17.5million for the striker but since the signing of Bojan the Italian outfit are keen to make a quick sale for the forward and will accept £15million. A deal for the striker should be wrapped up soon.
“As far as we’re concerned, the Manchester United interest is a red herring,” a Tottenham source told Goal.com. “We’ve been talking to Roma almost daily for the best part of two weeks and have never heard it mentioned that United may want him.
“Vucinic has indicated he is interested in moving to Spurs, his agent is probably trying to squeeze out the best possible contract for his client.”
“Harry is a little concerned by his goalscoring record and reports about his character, but Vucinic is the main target now,” the source added. “Daniel Levy wants to push it through before he goes on holiday next week.”
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