Italiano: ‘Vlahovic will give everything for Fiorentina’

by | Oct 10, 2021 10:22

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano said Dusan Vlahovic will continue to ‘give everything for’ the Viola. ‘To talk about the transfer market makes no sense’.

After Rocco Commisso confirmed the Serbian starlet won’t renew with the Viola, the speculation of an imminent move away from the Artemio Franchi have emerged.

Juventus and Inter are mentioned as possible suitors in Serie A, but face competition from other giants in the Premier League who are ready to pounce, according to the reports in Italian media.

Commisso: ‘Vlahovic will not renew with Fiorentina’

Italiano stressed Vlahovic has two years left on his deal with the Viola and expects the 21-year-old will continue to give his all for the club, hoping the rumours regarding his future will ‘not interfere’.

“Dusan is a serious professional, he still has two years left on his contract and will give everything for Fiorentina,” Italiano told Il Corriere dello Sport.

“I believe that when he has to go on the pitch and push hard, he will always do it. I hope the problems off the pitch will not interfere, and I’ll stop here.

“To talk about how to replace him in the first transfer market available, which arrives in three months, makes little sense. We have [Aleksandr] Kokorin and we have to try to get the most out of him.

“In that area, he and Vlahovic are our couple. Even if we might find other solutions in some games.”

Vlahovic has continued to impress at the start of 2021-22 and the Serbia international has scored 25 goals in his last 44 Serie A games, including four in the first seven this term.

epa09504317 Fiorentina's forward Dusan Vlahovic reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between ACF Fiorentina and SSC Napoli at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy, 03 October 2021. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI

1 Comment

  1. Michael

    There’s plenty of speculation about this guy, and I do think he seems very good. But I don’t think he’s worth crazy money. I read recently that Man City might offer him a 6 mil a year contract (which tbf isn’t crazy money) with large commission for his agent, and of course having to pay Fiorentina some sum – apparently “they’d consider offers around 75 mil”. Now that could all be made up as much transfer speculation is, but anyway, consider the season so far: 7 games, only 1 goal from free play, with the other 3 from penalties, which I don’t count as someone else could have taken those penalties. Last season he scored 15 from open play, which is fine but nothing too amazing. Maybe in a better team he’d have scored more? Could still turn out to be a one-season wonder like Piatek. I think he’s more like a max 40 mil player at this stage, he has yet to prove himself at a top level. If he does then he can become a 75 mil player.

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