An update has emerged on Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, regarding Newcastle United’s interest in his services.
According to Tuttosport, via Sport Witness, the Magpies are keen on a potential deal for the attacker ahead of the January transfer window.
The report claims that the Serie A side are looking for a fee as high as €60m (£51m) for the forward, with Tottenham and Juventus also said to be eyeing him up.
PIF must ensure that they are able to secure a deal to sign Vlahovic either in January or next summer. If Fiorentina refuse to let him go in the winter window then they must bide their time before making a swoop at the end of the season as he could be a terrific signing for the club.
The fans would surely be buzzing with this move as the attacker has been in sensational form for Fiorentina since the start of last season and could provide a lift in quality in the squad.
Serie A expert Connor Clancy lauded the Serbian as a ‘complete number nine’ earlier this year. He told This is Futbol: “[He’s] Incredible, and it really caught me by surprise because I’d seen him play in the flesh a few times and he scored a great goal against Inter and there was a lot of hype in Florence about him. People were saying this guy’s the real deal and I just couldn’t see it.
“He’s just a complete number nine and I know it’s just off the back of one season, but he’s strong, can link play up, can hold the ball up and most importantly, he’s scoring goals. He’s one of those players that when he looks confident, you almost expect him to score every time he plays.”
Since the start of last season, Vlahovic has bagged 29 goals in 46 Serie A starts for the Italian side, with 12 goals in 17 starts for club and country this term. He has proven himself to be a reliable goalscorer for Fiorentina and has plenty of potential to grow at the tender age of 21.
Therefore, he could be a player who is able to come in and make an instant impact with his goals whilst also holding room to develop further. He could be a sublime addition in the short term, due to his impressive record, and a long-term investment by PIF, which is what could excite Newcastle fans and leave them enthralled with the possibility of him arriving at St. James’ Park.