The striker has already scored 12 goals this season across all competitions.

Dusan Vlahovic has taken Europe by storm and has become an indispensable part of Fiorentina in the Serie A. The 21-year-old has already scored 10 goals and provided one assist in 12 appearances in the 2021/22 season. He is one of the most promising upcoming strikers in European football. A lot of clubs across the continent have their eyes on the player and will look to sign him.

The upcoming winter transfer window will be the earliest opportunity for the suitors to make their move. The price tag will obviously be hefty, but Vlahovic’s talent and promising future are worth the trouble. Elite European clubs are looking to recruit the Serbian, who already has six international goals in 12 appearances. Furthermore, he scored 21 goals in the Serie A last season, which proves his exceptional goalscoring talent.

Here are five clubs that should target Dusan Vlahovic:

5. Juventus

Juventus have been struggling lately. Their Serie A domination was ended last season by Inter Milan and the club lost a superstar like Cristiano Ronaldo. The outfit are begging for more goals, as their top scorer is Paulo Dybala with only three. In contrast, Dusan Vlahovic has scored eight goals in the Serie A this season.

Signing the Serbian would be smart business by the Turin-based outfit. He will come with Serie A experience and will look to bolster the Juventus attack. It is imperative for the player to sign for a team that plays in the Champions League.

4. Newcastle United

Newcastle United are one of the clubs that will make moves in the upcoming January transfer window. The club have been successfully taken over by a consortium led by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. This makes them the richest club in the world and expectedly they will sign more quality players to challenge the big teams in the Premier League.

Dusan Vlahovic is a player they would have their eyes on. He is in a great vein of form and has a bright future ahead. There will be stiff competition for the player and considering the Tyneside club’s spending capabilities, it gives them a huge advantage. They could certainly afford Vlahovic, who will cost around €60-80m. 

3. Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte will be looking to find a striker if Harry Kane leaves Tottenham Hotspur (Courtesy: Fansided)

Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Antonio Conte as their manager after parting ways with Nuno Espirito Santo. The Italian manager will most certainly bring in players to his liking in the winter transfer window to turn the tide at the North London club. Reports have suggested that Dusan Vlahovic is a top priority for Conte and the club will attempt to sign him in January.

The club will back Conte with funds. Therefore, one can expect Spurs to pay a big transfer fee for the Serbian. Moreover, Harry Kane is nearing his exit from the club, as he clearly wants to play for a team that challenges for trophies. In a scenario where Kane leaves, Vlahovic will become the focal point for the club to usher in a new era. 

2. FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona’s start of the season has been chaotic to say the least. After a string of disappointing results and performances, the club have parted ways with Ronald Koeman. The Blaugrana have brought in Xavi as his replacement, as the club legend comes home after a spell with Al Sadd in Qatar. 

Xavi will look to bring in fresh talent at the club. Furthermore, the outfit needs a new striker after Sergio Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia. It will keep the Argentine away from action for an extended period of time. Memphis Depay is an isolated figure in attack department and could do with someone like Dusan Vlahovic sharing the workload.

1. Arsenal

Arsenal are the front-runners to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina. According to reports, the London-based club are ready to pay upwards of €70m for the player. The deal is far from becoming official, but the Premier League outfit have made the first move, putting them in pole position for the player. 

It will be interesting to see how Mikel Arteta utilizes the Serbian striker. A partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would certainly make for a devastating strike-force. If the transfer goes through, it will be a massive statement from the Gunners, who have struggled to keep up with the rest of the big clubs in the Premier League.

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