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Tottenham join the hunt for Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic

The defensive department of the Tottenham squad needs quality additions this summer.

According to the football transfer rumours in British and Italian media, Tottenham have joined the hunt for Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic.

The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Since moving to Fiorentina from Partizan in what was a 5.1 million euros deal back in 2017

, Milenkovic has gone on to feature 123 times for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing one assist along the way.

Nikola Milenkovic
Nikola Milenkovic

The 23-year-old has long been touted as one of Serbia’s most promising young talents. As a member of Serbia national football team, Milenkovic won 26 caps and he scored one goal.

Nikola Milenkovic has been in impressive form for Fiorentina this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Tottenham.

The Spurs are looking to sign a centre-back and have identified the 23-year-old as potential transfer target. They have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

José Mourinho is a long term admirer of Nikola Milenkovic and believes he can get the most out of the Serbia international.

Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur

The 23-year-old is a very comfortable defender and has qualities which would improve the Tottenham’s backline. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be interested in signing the Serbian defender Nikola Milenkovic this summer. Tottenham have recently been in touch with the player’s entourage regarding a summer move and they are not the only Premier League club to do so. Apparently Manchester United and Liverpool have gathered information on the Fiorentina defender as well and they are evaluating the economic parameters of the transfer. The 23-year-old has done well for Fiorentina in the Italian League so far but he is thought to be keen on a new challenge. The player’s contract with the Italian club expires in 2022 and the Italian outfit should look to sell him this summer in order to avoid losing him on a free transfer next year.”


A big money bid from Tottenham could tempt Fiorentina into selling their prized asset.

Nikola Milenkovic ideal fit for Tottenham?

If Milenkovic is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Tottenham.

Signing the 23-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Mourinho.

A centre-back of Milenkovic’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Tottenham squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Mourinho’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his defensive department.

It will be interesting to see if Tottenham can beat their rivals to the centre-back’s signature.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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