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Why Paratici Needs To Pass On Serie A ‘Goal Machine’
By Harry Hotspur -

For a suggested retail price of €36 million, Dusan Vlahovic is an expensive punt in today’s post-COVID-19 transfer market. Why so?

Well, if one takes a brief look at his career CV, it becomes evident that last season was his breakthrough season.

Playing just 7 more Serie A games than the previous term, the 21-year-old scored over three times as many goals. Yet Dusan was subbed off 14 times, which surely asks more questions than it answers.

On Sunday, the Serbian hitman put 7 goals past Polisportiva C4 Foligno in a preseason friendly – on Fiorentina’s training pitch.

I’m not denying he’s a talent, just that Tottenham is not in a position to find themselves in the same spot they were with Vincent Janssen.

Another thought worth our consideration is how Vlahovic scores his goals. I’ve just been trawling through his recent league strikes, and I can only find one in the last year that came from outside the 18-yard box, and most are from inside the 6-yard box – which takes us back into the same territory as Carlos Vinícius, who did not make the grade at Tottenham.

Now is not the time for handing out more chances, I am afraid.

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Paul
Paul
2 months ago

Sissoko at the Euro, Janssen from a JV league, Vinicus Jr. I would want to sign Danny Ings as an inbed striker, but what does Ings wants. His ambition is superseeding where he will end up if he is ever moved. ManU is not happening. We can continue to sign unproven talent in the name of backing up Kane. I cannot support that theory, but what I will say, is until we go out and sign a striker to come play ball inspite of Kane, this situation will never be resolved. What for sure is we will have no strikers on the first team roster if we continue down this path should Kane gets sold or injured, and again we will over play an aging striker another year. We experience that every year for the past 5 years and yet we keep searching for a backup instead of an out and out striker. I do not know Kane’s attitude towards getting a premium player to partner him, but this joke needs to end. Kane is one of the best, but at some point the interest of the club must be first. It has been proven for the past 5 years the lack of a player in the upper tier as a striker has cause us a chance to win silverware. Every time we come close we are handicapped by Kane coming back from injuries and look a shell of himself. Enough already.

at large
at large
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

You make a compelling argument for moving Harry. If it’s really true that no decent striker wants to come to Spurs to back up Harry, then relying solely on Kane doesn’t work as he’s too injury prone. But I really think the problem is Spurs don’t want to pay another striker what he’s worth and view Sonny as a 2nd striker, which he’s not. And then we keep signing the B tech guys that don’t pan out.

neil perry
neil perry
2 months ago

Not sure about this one Harry. This guy has all the ingredients to be a top top footballer and we can’t wait for another season. We need to realise that we won’t be buying 70-80m footballers. If he has another good year, that will be the price. We need to take calculated risks. Yes last year was his break through and there is always a bit of a risk with the ex Yugoslavs in terms of tempremaent as they step it up (Mitrovic, Jovic etc….) but he’s 21 or 22 and you’d expect the break through to be around this time as a striker (Haaland is a freak) we are the perfect club for young players who want to be the best and Robert believes he could be which is good enough for me.

His technique isnt in doubt those baltic states produce gifted footballers, but hes also Strong, athletic and is confident, which is something none of the Kane backups have been. I think even if we keep Kane (which I’m only 50/50 on) this guy has the confidence to believe he can come in and push Kane out of the door. No doubt his right foot is his weakness, but most Lefties are the same as they always have a wand.

Personally, I would cash in on Kane and get this guy and Ings. We need to stop keeping players for that extra season when they don’t want to be here……even Ferguson cashed in on great players when he saw that motivation or attitude change. Doesnt mean we are a selling club but you do have to macimise your sale prices and this is the last seaso you can fo that with Kane…..he could be oit again next week for another 3 months and you can wipe off 50m! Take the pressure off the replacement and Let him have two good foils in Ings and Son whilst he’s adapting.

I think this guy could be worth double if we pay 40 or 50m

Gyro1
Gyro1
2 months ago
Reply to  neil perry

100%

Mike J
Mike J
2 months ago
Reply to  neil perry

i agree with everything except ‘Baltics’ (it’s Balkans) 😉

neil perry
neil perry
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike J

Hahaha……ooophs. can you believe I got an A in A GCSE Geography back in the day! Where did it all go wrong

England Mike
England Mike
2 months ago

What is wrong with proven goal scoring ability…and in the EPL ?

It’s Danny Ings.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Whats the EPL? There’s only one PL worthy of the name and it’s not called the English Premier League either.

England Mike
England Mike
2 months ago

Name that tune ?

Gyro1
Gyro1
2 months ago

I’m not sure about that. He’s a dribbler. He’s got strength. He’s bigger than Jansenn. Look deeper and you’ll see shots and goals from distance. To top that off, if Nuno is looking for 2 up top, there’ll be more chances inside the box. I don’t want us taking too many risks in the transfer window, but I don’t feel he’d be a dangerous punt at all. He’s also known to be a bit arrogant which could bode well. Vinny came in and looked like a deer in headlights from day one.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago

At that price, no thanks.

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