A Tottenham Hotspur steal for 6’5″ striker Sasa Kalajdzic is reportedly on the cards with West Ham having also been linked.
Kalajdzic has been terrorising defences in Germany since a 2019 move to Stuttgart from Admira Wacker in his native Austria. After he and his team-mates earned promotion to the Bundesliga, he registered 16 goals and six assists last season.
The 24-year-old had been out of action with a shoulder injury for large swathes of this campaign, though.
He returned earlier this year and has since contributed to another five goals with three strikes and two assists.
But Stuttgart remain perilously positioned above the drop zone. And regardless of if they stay up, their frontman looks to be on the move this summer.
As per Fussball Transfers, Kalajdzic has not accepted a contract renewal and is unlikely to do so going forward.
His contract expires in 2023, so it looks as though his current employers will cash in while they can.
The report claims just €20million (£17m) could be all it takes to secure his signature.
And that has clubs from the Premier League and Serie A as well as Borussia Dortmund looking considering a move, according to the German outlet.
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Tottenham and West Ham two of many
Of the English sides, it is likely that Spurs and the Hammers are among them as they have been heavily linked in the past.
Both were reported to be lining up summer moves last year before Kalajdzic got injured. And they each look to remain interested ahead of the window re-opening in a few month’s time.
Antonio Conte is already in the market for a new number nine and could also lose Harry Kane before next season.
David Moyes, meanwhile, is still yet to replace Sebastien Haller after he left for Ajax back in January 2021.
Other Premier League clubs who have also been named in connection with Kalajdzic in recent years are Everton and Chelsea.
For now, it seems the 11-time Austria international, who has scored four times for his country, is focused on the remainder of the campaign.
“My goal is to give everything for VfB every day. I just don’t want to be relegated, that would be bad for the whole club,” he told Sky Austria earlier this week.