How Dusan Vlahovic's agents have responded to Arsenal's interest

How Dusan Vlahovic’s agents have responded to Arsenal’s interest.

Arsenal has been strongly linked to a move for the Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic in recent days, but it seems that Serbian agents do not feel like moving to the Emirates.

Vlahovic has been amazing since the start of last season. He scored 21 goals last season and has already scored 10 this season. He has impressed everyone, including Christian Vieri, who called him ‘front upper and claimed that he is now only behind Erling Haaland in world football.

Arsenal is looking for a new striker. Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah could leave the club in January, leaving Mikel Arteta with just Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the young Folarin Balogun and Gabriel Martinelli at the top.

Di Marzio revealed a few days ago that Arsenal is very keen and have entered into talks to sign Vlahovic. However, the Italian journalist has provided more information now, and it is bad news for the Gunners.

Di Marzio: Agents don’t let Vlahovic talk to Arsenal

Di Marzio spoke about Sky Sports Italy yesterday and the journalist has revealed that Vlahovic’s agents do not even answer Arsenal calls.

He said, translated by Italy 24 News: “In January, it is an impossible operation because Fiorentina is asking for 80 million euros (68.3 million pounds sterling). In June, Juve is in the race, as are many teams.

“The team most interested in Vlahovic for January is Arsenal. The English club has established a more than positive dialogue with Fiorentina and would be willing to meet the requests of the Viola club to reach an agreement.

“The problem is that Arsenal cannot speak to the player’s agents, they don’t answer the phone. The Gunners want to talk to the boy to explain their project, but this lack of answers makes it impossible to enter into a negotiation.

TBR view:

Vlahovic will be an excellent signing for the Gunners. He is still 21 years old, which means he fits the profile that Arteta and Edu are looking for, and his numbers since the start of last season show that he is truly special.

Vlahovic will enter the last 18 months of his contract in January and that would be the best time for Fiorentina to take advantage of him. Arsenal seems willing to take advantage of this situation, but the Serbian agents seem to have other ideas.

The longer Vlahovic stays at Fiorentina, the lower his transfer fee. That means you will be able to get a huge signing with bonus and salary, which is also very beneficial for your agents.

This is probably why they are not receiving offers at the moment, which is bad news for Arteta and Edu, as there will be many other clubs interested in his services if he is still at Fiorentina next summer.