Manchester United and Liverpool will have to splash €60 million in order to sign Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentina, also courted by Borussia Dortmund.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, Dusan Vlahovic is facing an uncertain future at Fiorentina. Although the Serie A outfit is determined to keep hold of his services in the summer, their efforts to tie the striker down to a new contract has stalled, which could potentially force them to cash in on him after the end of the season.
It has put Premier League duo Liverpool and Manchester United on red alert, although they could face stiff competition from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund while the likes of AS Roma and AC Milan have also expressed their design the sign Vlahovic this summer.
Highly regarded as one of the breakout stars of the Serie A this season, Vlahovic is currently valued at €60 million and it appears Fiorentina will have to offer him a salary of around €3 million – €4 million per year in order to extend his contract.
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It could be a tricky ask for the Viola, especially in the current financial climate, thus opening an opportunity for major Premier League clubs, like Liverpool and Manchester United, to secure his services in the summer.
It serves as a massive boost for Liverpool, in particular, as they are in the market for a new striker this summer. They have been sensationally linked with a move to re-sign Luis Suarez from Atletico Madrid, but in Vlahovic, they could find themselves a viable long-term prospect, who is more than ready to ply his trade in the Premier League.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed immense success since his move to Fiorentina in 2018. In the ongoing campaign, he Serbian striker has netted as many as 17 goals in just 32 league matches, with his contributions in front of goal making him one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dire campaign for the Viola.
The Reds, though, could face fierce competition from arch-rivals Manchester United, who are also looking for attacking reinforcements in the summer, even though Edinson Cavani is set to stay put at Old Trafford. Vlahovic, in that regard, could be a definite upgrade over someone like Anthony Martial, who, in turn, has been linked with a move away from Manchester United.
Overall, it points to an exciting summer ahead of Dusan Vlahovic, as the Serbian international hopes to join an elite club, especially after lighting up the Serie A this season. It now remains to be seen if either of Liverpool or Manchester United can secure the services of the 21-year-old.