Mandzukic wanted by Tottenham and West HamPublished November 10, 2016
Mario Mandzukic’s lack of game-time at Juventus could open the door to a move to the Premier League, with Tottenham and West Ham both keen on signing the Croatian, according to reports in Italy.
A £16.15 million signing from Atletico Madrid back in July 2015, the striker has swiftly fallen down the pecking order in Turin.
Gonzalo Higuain’s summer arrival at the Juventus Stadium further dampened his chances, with Mandzukic now forced to play second fiddle to the Argentine and Paolo Dybala.
Calciomercato write that the 30-year-old is now growing frustrated at his lack of playing time at the Serie A champions, and may look to leave the club in January.
In the market for new striking talent, Tottenham and West Ham are both listed by the paper as potential suitors.
West Ham will attempt to sign wantaway Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in January, according to reports in Italy. pic.twitter.com/bmfk56EYIG— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) November 10, 2016
Harry Kane’s injury woes, together with Vincent Janssen’s failure to quickly adapt to the English game have meant that adding another centre-forward remains a priority for Spurs.
The situation is even more grave at West Ham, however, with summer additions Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri yet to score a league goal between them this season.
Paris St-Germain and Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG could also rival the Premier League pair for Mandzukic’s signature.