Liverpool could be set to fork out a considerable fee for a striker this summer, with Fiorentina having slapped a huge asking price on Dusan Vlahovic.
According to Italian outlet Milan Live, the Reds are interested in swooping for the Serbian forward but would have to pay €40m (£35m) to acquire his services in the summer.
It’s a fee that should be considered a bargain for Vlahovic and one that Michael Edwards should certainly consider paying to bring him to Anfield.
At just the age of 21, the striker’s progression with Fiorentina has been remarkable following his arrival from Partizan Belgrade in 2018.
As recently as last season, Vlahovic was playing for the club’s youth side in the Campionato Primavera 1 but has now developed into one of the most lethal forwards in Serie A having plundered 15 goals in 29 league appearances for La Viola this season.
For comparison, only four players in Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Luis Muriel and Simy, have netted more in the league than the youngster this season.
Despite that, Fiorentina Head Coach Cesare Prandelli has suggested that Vlahovic is set to get even better, saying that he is “destined” to improve.
Furthermore, former hotshot forward Christian Vieri thinks that the striker is up there with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as one of Europe’s top young strikers.
That type of talent, with a clear eye for goal,would certainly prove useful for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who have struggled in attack this season.
It goes without saying then that the Fiorentina man would be an instant improvement upon the Reds’ frontline when it coms to scoring goals.
Regardless, there could be reservations over the signing of Vlahovic considering Fiorentina’s asking price and the fact that he is rated at just £22.5m.
Considering his quality and promise though, the Reds would certainly not be overpaying by forking out €40m.
Michael Edwards must certainly find the cash to bring Vlahovic to Anfield and get Liverpool the type of goalscoring striker they’re crying out for.