14/01/2022; 2:26 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Fiorentina are not exactly a heavyweight in European football. The Italian side have had their glory days and seen great players walk through their halls. Great players like Alberto Gilardino, Adrian Mutu, Dunga, Rui Costa, Gabriel Batistuta and Francesco Toldo have worn its famous and distinctive purple kit. Fiorentina is a modest club with great heritage.
Without the financial muscle of Italian heavyweights like Juventus and Inter Milan, Fiorentina is just a grooming ground for budding talents. The club struggles to keep its talent amid the flight of the vultures.
One name on the lips of many clubs in Europe is Dusan Vlahovic. The Serbian player is a striker sought by many top sides. Perhaps, after Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, Vlahovic is the next most talked about a footballer, with interest coming from various quarters.
Amid the interest in the Serbian forward, Fiorentina is worried about the player’s position regarding his future. They want him to clarify where he stands.
Dusan Vlahovic is a hot cake, and Fiorentina know this. They are keen to keep the player for as long as possible, but they know it is an arduous task. With links to the player, much as Haaland has, Fiorentina claim that no bids have arrived for him yet.
Fiorentina are, however, worried that the prolific striker is playing games with the club. They want Vlahovic to make his position clear. As per Football.London, the club general manager Joe Barone told the Serbian striker to declare whether he desires a departure from the club.
Amid speculations over the future of the 21-year-old, Barone is concerned that the Serbian striker has maintained silence. Barone knows they can’t keep the player for long, but a statement from Vlahovic would calm issues and help Fiorentina in the way to go. The Fiorentina chief has urged the forward to state his ambitions.
Like flies to rotten mango, Vlahovic has attracted interest from several top European clubs. The youngster has scored 16 goals in 20 Serie A matches this term.
Arsenal are among the clubs that have shown a strong interest in the player. Mikel Arteta, who is on the verge of losing Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang, is interested in bringing the prolific striker to the Emirates.
Fiorentina will not stand in the way of a move away from the club and will consider bids for the striker. According to Barone, the club have decisions to make, and he has told Vlahovic to speak up concerning what he wants for his future.
Vlahovic has a contract that expires in the summer of 2023, and Barone claims they have not received any offers for the striker but will consider all bids. Reports suggest Fiorentina want a fee of around €75 million for the Serbian.