Scores a goal in debut match, Dusan Vlahovic thanks the team

MDP Live - Dusan Vlahovic praised Juventus' attitude as a team, after scoring a goal in his debut match against Hellas Verona, Monday (7/2).

I Bianconeri pushed into the top four of the Serie A standings after winning 2-0 at the Allianz Stadium last night.

It was the debut match of Dusan Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria who signed at the end of the January transfer window, and both immediately marked his presence at Juventus by scoring a goal each.

Vlahovic is indeed expected to be a goal machine, having scored 33 goals throughout 2021 and then scoring 17 goals at Fiorentina on the Serie A stage this season.

"This is a very important game to win, because the game after the international break is the toughest, especially mentally," Vlahovic told DAZN.

"We had the right approach from the start and that was the most important thing, which is to win."

After scoring his 18th goal of the season, the Serbian striker thanked his team-mates, as well as the coach, for helping him.

"I have to thank my team-mates and the coach for helping me over the last few days. I'm also trying to understand as quickly as possible, about how things work. I'm trying my best," said the 22-year-old forward.

"The most important thing for strikers is to score goals, but I want to improve my overall game, beat defenders and help the team as best as I can."

Curious? This is how Juventus signed Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina

MDP Live - Dusan Vlahovic's transfer from Fiorentina to Juventus seems to be just a matter of time. Various reliable sources such as Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano and Sky Sports Italia have reported on the transfer.

Vlahovic was brought in for a transfer fee of 75 million euros or IDR 1.2 trillion. In addition, Juventus also agreed to pay the 21-year-old player's salary which is 7 million euros per season.

The question of the transfer fee also arose later. Yes, the public is wondering how Juventus paid for such an expensive transfer.

Quoted from Italian Football, Juventus is likely to repay Vlahovic's transfer fee for the next few years. This method has previously been used by Juventus when signing Federico Chiesa and Manuel Locatelli.

In addition, Juventus also relies on financial projections for next season. The Bianconeri-Juventus-nickname- want to ensure a place in the Champions League 2022/23 season.

For this reason, the transfer of Vlahovic is considered necessary in order to strengthen the team for the rest of the season. By getting into the Champions League, Juventus can at least pocket 80 million euros per season.

Pay Cuts and Release of Some Players

On the other hand, Juventus management is also rumored to be planning to cut the salaries of several players. Juventus have also prepared the sale of players.

So far, there are Aaron Ramsey, Paulo Dybala, and Alvaro Morata who are reportedly set to leave. Ramsey is estimated by Newcastle, Dybala is rumored to be going to Inter Milan.

Meanwhile, Barcelona is said to be interested in signing Morata.

Dybala's salary

Of the three, Dybala's chances may be big enough to leave. The reason is, the player nicknamed La Joya is paid 10 million euros per season.

By releasing Dybala, Juventus means releasing a fairly large financial burden.

Don't accept Arsenal, Dusan Vlahovic is more interested in joining Manchester City?

MDP Live - Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic reportedly prefers to move to Premier League giants, Manchester City, despite having accepted Arsenal's offer.

Reporting from Metro, the 21-year-old is the Gunners' main target in the January transfer window. Arsenal were even willing to bid 50 million pounds (approximately Rp971 billion) plus Lucas Torreira to secure the services of Vlahovic.

However, the club managed by Mikel Arteta never received a response. Fiorentina is also still keeping the player's decision regarding his future a secret.

According to La Repubblica, Vlahovic does aspire to leave for the Premier League. However, Arsenal is not the main goal of the Serbian national team player.

Dusan Vlahovic is claimed to be more interested in joining Pep Guardiola's squad. At the same time, The Citizens also reportedly often monitor the situation of this former Partizan player.

Vlahovic achievements

Vlahovic is a striker who is on the rise in the European football scene. Launching the Mirror, the Fiorentina player managed to score 20 goals from 23 matches in all competitions this season.

He also managed to collect seven goals in 14 senior appearances at international level, and won the Serie A Young Player of the Year award last season. No wonder Vlahovic is the target of a number of top clubs in the transfer market.

Targeted by Juventus

In addition to Arsenal, Juventus also began to participate in the hunt for Vlahovic's signature. The Serie A giants have reportedly offered 70 million euros, or the equivalent of approximately IDR 1.1 trillion, to La Viola.

Juventus is considered to be a potential destination club for the 21-year-old player. The reason is, the Old Lady is willing to offer a significant increase in Vlahovic's current contract.

Vlahovic remaining contract

Vlahovic has just 18 months remaining on his contract at the Artemio Franchi. No wonder Fiorentina are starting to think about the player's future which is still gray.

Fiorentina director Joe Barone did not deny that a number of Premier League clubs had been in contact with Vlahovic. However, there is no definite agreement regarding this matter.

"Several English clubs have been in contact, but there is no agreement yet. We are open (to sell Vlahovic), but there will be no deal, unless he agrees," Barone told La Nazione, as reported by Metro.

"I haven't heard anything from them. I have asked Vlahovic's agent to explain, but I haven't heard anything, no contact at all."