Veteran Montenegrin striker Mirko Vucinic could be heading to Valencia despite the best efforts of Arsenal and Tottenham…
North London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham could face tough competition from La Liga side Valencia for the signature of £6.5 million rated Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic, reports the Daily Star.
The 30-year old striker has long been on the radar of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, but Valencia, who now have new found financial impetus owing to a new owner in Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, have made the Montenegrin a prime target.
Valencia are keen to bolster their attack, and someone of the experience of Vucinic fits their bill. The Gunners meanwhile, are probably looking to sign the Juventus man as a backup striker to Olivier Giroud.
Arsenal were very close to snapping up a loan deal for Vucinic this January, but Juve’s reported insistence on a permanent sale got the Gunners to back out, while Vucinic too reportedly changed his mind to stay on with the Italian champions.
Arsenal’s arch rivals Tottenham are also believed to be interested in the player, but Valencia’s interest in taking him on a permanent basis could make the Spanish side the favourites to land their man.