Transfer News: Liverpool linked with Dusan Vlahovic but face Real Madrid and Manchester United competition
A report by Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport via Sport Witness (h/t Express) states that Liverpool and Real Madrid are ‘seduced’ by the prospect of signing Dusan Vlahovic in a future transfer move.
Another report by Tuttosport, also cited by Sport Witness (h/Express) adds Manchester United’s name to the list of potential suitors. The Fiorentina is in great form this season and has scored 13 times in the Serie A so far this season.
He is 9th in the race for the Capocannoniere which is a big achievement considering his team sits 14th in the league table. And La Viola are understandably desperate to tie down the £25million-rated striker to a new contract.
This news comes after Mohamed Salah did not rule out a future move away from Liverpool in the future when speaking to Spanish outlet Marca. The Egyptian has been linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid recently. (h/t Express)
Thinking about the future
Vlahovic, meanwhile, is contracted to Fiorentina until the summer of 2023 and the Italian side could face difficulties in holding onto him considering the 21-year-old’s great form this season.
But the striker would not be a like-for-like replacement for Salah, at least on paper. The former AS Roma man can play as a centre-forward, of course, but his role as a right-winger at Liverpool has established him as one of the best in Europe.
The front three cannot last forever and there would come a time where Klopp would have to make changes. Diogo Jota is already challenging for regular starts and in that regard, it seems that the German manager is already thinking about the future along with the present.
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A move for Vlahovic could be a wise investment but one that would require the Reds to fend off other clubs from signing him.