Spurs told to pay £23m for Serie A No. 10 target

Matt Stead

Tottenham and AC Milan have been told how much they will have to pay to tempt Palermo into selling Franco Vazquez.

The playmaker scored eight goals and contributed seven assists, despite Palermo’s struggles near the foot of the Serie A table.

The 27-year-old admitted recently that he wants “a change of scenery” and giving all he could give for Palermo. Vazquez has been linked with AC Milan after admitting he’d prefer to stay in Italy but he is willing to consider offers from elsewhere, offering Spurs some encouragement in the race for his signature.

Palermo Vice-President Guglielmo Miccicche has revealed how much it would cost to buy Vazquez.

“Of course he was vital for us. Without him we would have probably been relegated to Serie B,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“Whoever wants him will have to pay €30m (£23.2m), I don’t know if he could play behind the two strikers, but he would be perfect close to Gonzalo Higuain.”

“He’s one of the last No.10s left in Italian football and whoever will buy him will make a real deal. Vazquez is a serious person and a true pro.”