Arsenal manager , Mikel Arteta, issued his secret weapon to try to win the competition for the signature of Fiorentina striker, Dusan Vladovic.
How can Arsenal not lose the opportunity to recruit Vladovic?
Apparently, according to The Mirror , Monday (17/1/2022), Arsenal will insist on bringing in Vlahovic in the January 2022 transfer market. If you wait until the summer of 2022, the Gunners realize their chances will shrink.
They have even made the first offer to Fiorentina. Arsenal threw 50 million pounds plus one player, namely Lucas Torreora, who is currently on loan at Fiorentina.
The Serbian player has indeed become a hot property in the world football scene. Teams such as Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Juventus compactly hunt for his services. Almost all clubs want to have him in the summer. However, Arsenal are said to be at the forefront of getting his signature.
Vlahovic contract at Fiorentina 18 months remaining. Until now he has not given a signal will extend his contract with the Italian League club.
“We have offered Vlahovic the highest contract in Fiorentina history, several times,” said La Viola chief executive Joe Barone.
Urgently Need a New Attacker
The Gunners really want to sign Vladovic because they really need a new striker, following the chaos over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arteta is almost certain to get rid of Aubameyang and the player has the same desire to leave.
In addition, Alexandre Lacazette’s contract is also almost up. Arsenal have no choice but to bring in a top striker if they want to remain competitive in the Premier League.
Arsenal realized waiting until the summer meant their chances of signing Vlahovic would be significantly reduced. That is why they are willing to break the bank to secure Vlahovic’s signature this month.
Other Clubs Choose Resist
Meanwhile, Manchester United and other top European clubs have postponed deals to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic. Arsenal, which is the leading team in this hunt, is also still limping.
Dusan Vlahovic has enjoyed a stunning season with Fiorentina, scoring 16 goals in 20 Serie A appearances so far. Arsenal, Manchester United and several other elite teams are trying to sign the Serbia international.
However, many postponed the deal because they were disturbed by the demands of the player’s agent. European football expert Gabriele Marcotti said Vlahovic’s representatives wanted up to £16.7m upfront.
The agent also demands a commission on sales if it ever sells Vlahovic. Marcotti says it is this unconventional approach that is holding him back, and that’s why Manchester United are not holding back on a deal.
“The problem is with the agents. It’s a common issue but the figures out there are around £12.5m to £16.7m in commissions now to make this deal happen, plus they want 10 per cent of the sale in the future. , which is very unusual.”
“This sets a pretty dangerous precedent. This is what kills a lot of clubs. What I know is that a lot of clubs are asking about Vlahovic, so agents can set clauses as they please.”
Even PSG have been in contact. Then when they heard from their agents their attitude was like ‘we won’t do that’.”