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Tottenham plan summer move for Stuttgart target man Kalajdzic

Tottenham have lined up a summer move for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic, according to reports.

Club chairman Daniel Levy is looking for potential recruits to improve Jose Mourinho’s squad.

Their lack of support for Harry Kane is seen as one weakness, with Carlos Vinicius failing to impress during his loan spell.

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According to Eurosport, Spurs view Stuttgart’s Kalajdzic as an ideal solution.

They view the Austrian international as a potential Premier League star and will launch a bid for him in the summer transfer window.

The report states that Spurs have been tracking him for a while but will now step up their attempts to sign him.

That involves getting an idea of Stuttgart’s valuation before the transfer window opens.

Kalajdzic’s main role will be to act as backup for Kane.

He will need to score against lower sides in cup competitions and come on alongside Kane if Spurs are trailing.

Of course, Kane is in the midst of plenty of transfer speculation himself.

Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United are all in the hunt for the England captain.

But the north London side are intent on keeping Kane and will instead look to build a squad around him.

Kalajdzic is an old-fashioned target man who stands at 6ft 5in, making him the tallest player in the Bundesliga.

However, he’s not just reliable in the air.

The striker possesses good finishing and is great at bringing his teammates into play.

He boasts a solid goalscoring record, too.

He scored 12 goals in 35 games for Austrian side Admira Wacker before securing a Stuttgart move in July 2019.

They paid less than £2million for his services and have been greatly rewarded for their faith in the 23-year-old.

He’s their top goalscorer this campaign with 15 goals in 30 appearances.

Kalajdzic increased his profile and transfer value during the recent international break.

He got on the scoresheet twice against Scotland as Austria picked up a 2-2 draw in World Cup qualifying.

Spurs are able to make Vinicius’ loan deal permanent come the end of the season.

But with just one goal in nine Prem matches, they may allow the striker to rejoin Benfica.

Kalajdzic could instead be signed as Spurs plan a more direct approach in attack.


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