The tale of “Vlahovic” comes to an end as the Florentina Teenage Sensation, Dusan Vlahovic makes a shocking winter transfer move to fellow Serie A contenders, Juventus FC. This deal was under a lot of speculation as the striker was targetted by many famous clubs including Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and so on.
Juventus hijacked Arsenal’s bid for Vlahovic by offering a contract which both Vlahovic and Florentina couldn’t deny. The Bianconeri have signed Vlahovic for a hefty fee of 70 million euros, making him Serie A’s top transfer this season. These 70 million euros will be paid to Florentina in three separate installments.
Additional to this amount, Florentina will also receive 10 million euros as “Add-ons” next summer. Juventus and Florentina also had to pay a joint fee of 11.6 million euros to agents and documentation. All in all, the transfer of Vlahovic cost a whopping 92 million euros.
Based on the current scenario, Vlahovic is expected to earn 7 million euros per year as his salary. To cope with the loss of Vlahovic, Florentina signed fellow striker, Arthur Cabral from FC Basel as his replacement for 14.5 million euros.
The story of this twenty-one-year-old Serbian striker has been absolutely incredible. Standing 6 feet 3 inches tall, Vlahoic is an attacking predator in the box, hungry for scoring goals.
In his past two seasons for Florentina, the teenager has managed to score a total of 38 goals in Serie A. For the 2021-22 season, Vlahovic managed to bag 17 goals from only 21 matches played. He currently leads the race for the “Capocannoniere” which is awarded to the player scoring the most goals in a Serie A season.
He has also proved decisive for his National team as he managed to score 7 times since his debut in 2020 for the Serbian National Team.
Juventus’s problems solved?
With the departure of attacking legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus have struggled a lot this season. Currently, in the fifth spot, Juventus have struggled a lot in scoring goals and converting crucial chances.
Amongst the top 10 teams in the Serie A, Juventus ranks 9th in the number of goals scored. Scoring only 34 goals in 23 matches, Juventus is really struggling.
With the signing of Vlahovic, Massimiliano Allegri the Juventus manager and his squad have received a huge boost and are hoping to make wonders on the pitch.
Triggering of other “transfers”
With the signing of Vlahovic for a hefty fee, Juventus now have to adjust their transfer and wage budget. For this, some players need to leave or go out on loan.
Such players include Alvaro Morata and Dejan Kulusevski, who are pushing to leave the club due to less game time. EPL team Spurs is in direct contact with Juve for signing Dejan Kulusevski on loan whereas Morata hopes to go to FC Barcelona.
Will these transfers be completed? We have to wait and watch as the “final showdown” of the winter transfer window begins.