In today’s official football transfer, Dusan Vlahovic finished his move to Juventus from Fiorentina, for €75 million (£62m/$84m). The Serbian striker has thus opted to snub interest from the Premier League in favour of joining Italy’s Serie A.
As for the Turin club’s motivations behind this move, you may ask – why have Juventus signed Vlahovic?
The Serbian frontman has seen his stock soar over the course of the last 18 months, to the point that he quickly became one of the hottest properties in European football.
Vlahovic registered 21 goals across all competitions for Fiorentina last season. And he is already up to 20 goals in the current 2021-22 campaign.
Official Football Transfer – Dusan Vlahovic Finished His Move to Juventus
He is therefore keeping pace with some illustrious names, such as Karim Benzema and Mohamed Salah. They are all in the battle to chase down Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski in a thrilling Golden Shoe race.
And Juve will be hoping that he remains in that hunt when linking up with them. Also, the Bianconeri longing for inspiration in the final third of the field, which Vlahovic may supply.
They’ve missing these physical qualities, like Vlahovic’s, since superstar Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in the summer of 2021.
The 22-year-old ignited rumours of a England transfer once it became clear that he wouldn’t extend his contract in Florence.
Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City were all allegedly showing interest; however, Juventus have won the race for this much sought-after signature.