Fiorentina: ‘Vlahovic must publicly say what he wants’

epa09434748 Fiorentina's forward Dusan Vlahovic celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A soccer match between ACF Fiorentina and Torino Fc at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy, 28 August 2021. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI

Fiorentina director Joe Barone outright demanded Dusan Vlahovic ‘speak publicly’ about his status, while assuring he could sell in January for €90m, but ‘no offer has arrived.’

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“There is talk about Dusan Vlahovic every day now. We just want to talk about the squad. We’ve already said so much about him, we expect a response from him and his entourage on what the future holds,” Barone told Sport Mediaset.

“We have our plans and we are activating those immediately.”

Barone was asked if the reported huge commissions, fees and demands from Vlahovic’s agents reported in the newspapers are accurate.

“I can only talk about what we discussed. Obviously, when last time Rocco Commisso was here, the figures were almost doubled, we couldn’t talk about it.

“I had a long conversation with Dusan the other day and I told him we need to understand his path. If he wants to stay at Fiorentina, then sign the contract. If he wants to leave, then say so publicly.

“He can’t string an entire club, city and fanbase along waiting for him. From what I heard, he is not prepared to speak out, so we have to make our decision within the club.”

What does that mean?

“We’ll see. We are here playing a big game, a competition Fiorentina care about because it gives us the opportunity to win a trophy and to qualify for Europe. We need to talk about the game and not just Vlahovic, as that is disrespectful to the rest of the squad and the club.”

Barone was asked if someone offers the €80-90m in January, could Vlahovic be sold mid-season?

“Of course, we are ready to evaluate anything that arrives. So far, no offers have arrived.”

One Comment on “Fiorentina: ‘Vlahovic must publicly say what he wants’”

  1. He will go for 70 in the summer or they will get nothing.
    And the owner will be saying he wished to let him go

    Belotti lesson

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