Arsenal in talks to sign €80 million Superstriker claims Di Marzio

Arsenal willing to break their transfer record on Serie A star

In an astonishing piece of news, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio have claimed that Arsenal have reached an agreement with Fiorentina for the signature of striker Dušan Vlahović.

However, it is just half battle won as they are yet to convince the player about the move.

The reliable journalist further reported that the Gunners want the striker “as early as January” and are willing to meet the Italian side’s demand of an astonishing €80 million.

With 18 months left on his deal and the striker’s reluctance to sign a fresh contract, the Florence based club are willing to sanction a sale.

However, Arsenal obviously won’t get a free run for the coveted center forward’s signature. There is even a natural understanding that the player could wait until the summer, for more important offers to arrive.

His finishing and strength to hold back defenders are his major strengths. The Serbian international has 39 goals and five assists to his name in 96 appearances for Fiorentina.

He’s also been pretty prolific in front of goal for his national side, scoring six in 12 appearances.

It was clear from Mikel Arteta’s first season in-charge that he wanted a complete striker who would spearhead the attack. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexander Lacazette and even Eddie Nketiah were constantly chopped and changed.

Now with Lacazette and Nketiah looking likely to leave next year, and Aubameyang being in the wrong side of his 30s, a move for a fresh and young player was always inevitable.

If manager Arteta and technical director can convince the Fiorentina man to move to the Emirates Stadium, it would certainly ring alarming bells for the rest of the Premier League.

He will certainly be seen as a statement signing, especially the price which is being quoted for him.

Arsenal will just have to hope that he is the right fit for them.

Yash Bisht

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7 Comments

  1. Havyn says:

    Yes
    Get rid of Nketiah and Laca and bring him in. We’ll also need a RB to support TT and get rid of Cedric.

    Improve the middle with a new CM to support Partey and Lokonga while getting rid of Xhaka and Elneny.

    Bring in Saliba and get rid of Chambers and Mari

    1. O.T.S says:

      I would rather keep chambers than holding. Bring back saliba and sell holding and Mari!

  2. Grandad says:

    Pie in the sky.

  3. Wayne says:

    Great news, if it’s true. And, what a statement of intent,that would be by Arsenal when the deal is completed expediently. I would therefore suggest that Arsenal will have to sell fringe players like Kolasinac 3m pounds, Mari 5m,Chambers 11m,Nketiah 11m,Elneny 8m,Runarsson 1m,plus Lacazette 19m,and players on loan like Torriera 16m, Guendouzi 19m and Mavropanos 5m pounds = 98m pounds based on their current transfer market value. Even if Arsenal were get to less for these players, getting rid of them reduces the wage bill tremendously ,so that, Arsenal can entice Vlahovic with a great package to join in January transfer window. Arsenal also need a creative attacking midfielder (Christopher Nkunku 44m pounds ) and a right back (Calvin Ramsay 5m pounds ).

  4. Wale says:

    Please give me isak or plea any day anytime over this vlahovic, you guys should know that premiership is different from serie A, I watched the guy games on YouTube, I bet you, he will be Giroud 2.0 in Arsenal, if we are spending that kind of money on a prolific striker, we better go for a player like young Suarez or young Henry in which isak will be more preferable ( he is faster, more agile, strong on the ball and more skilful ) than vlahovic….

  5. Esteban says:

    If I were Vlahovic I would rather sign for Spurs and Conte than Arsenal and ??Arteta. Sorry to say but true.

  6. liam Gallagher says:

    Spurs would have to sell Kane to have the funds and space for Vlahovic as hes expensive and very similar to Kane. He would be an amazing signing for us and offers us everything we are currently missing from our cf’s. Then in the summer spend everything on Bissouma and Bellingham.

    Ramsdale
    Tomi White/Saliba Gabriel Tierney/Taravers
    Partey Bellingham Bissouma
    Saka ESR
    Vlahovic

    This could win the league.

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