Agent of Spurs target Badelj states Fiorentina exit likely

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Tottenham Hotspur target Milan Badelj looks to be leaving current club Fiorentina after he demanded more money from the club to stay in Florence.

The Croatian international was reportedly the subject of Spurs’ interest back in January, and claim that the North London side are still chasing the midfielder.

Paulo Sousa – the Fiorentina boss – wants to keep the 27-year-old, and may ask for around £7.9million should the player decide to leave.

And that situation is one that is becoming increasingly likely, as Badelj has demanded that a new contract offer includes a lucrative fee for his agent Dejan Joksimovic.

“The Premier League is always attractive, for all of the players in the world I think,” Joksimovic told the Daily Express yesterday.

“If he leaves Fiorentina this summer all the options are available, we have talked about this a lot.

“Clubs playing in Champions League have priority, if there are some.”

Fiorentina’s new sporting director Pantaleo Corvino is set to meet with Badelj after Croatia’s participation in Euro 2016 in France to discuss his future.

This comes after comments from the Serbian agent in the past week insisting that it is difficult to see a future with Fiorentina.

“Either I get paid or the contract will not be renewed,” Joksimovic stated in an interview with Corriere Fiorentino..

“There are top European clubs who are ready to make important offers for Badelj, there will be important news after the Euros.

“But at the moment it’s hard to see a future for Milan in Viola.”