Arsenal set to agree fee to sign €70M striker

Arsenal are believed to closing in on an agreement with Fiorentina to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina, with personal terms the next obstacle in the deal.

The Gunners striker-search has become increasingly important in recent months, with the contracts of both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah closing in on their final months, while former main man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not only lost form, but has become an outcast at the Emirates, stripped of his captaincy and exiled from the first-team for the last month, and has since departed for the AFCON with question marks over his head.

While the need for a new striker has been on the cards for some time regardless, the issue has now been made much more urgent, and the club appear to have made their decision to make Vlahovic their main target as they look to agree a monster fee with La Viola for his signature, a man valued at 70 Million euros according to Transfermarkt.

While FourFourTwo claims that their bid is set to be accepted by the Serie A club, they pour water on a potential deal this month, with the demands of the player and his representatives seemingly on the excessive side.

It would be interesting if the club would still pursue such a deal despite the demands, having worked hard to reduce their wage budgets in recent transfer windows, but it would most definitely mark a statement of intent as we look to close in on the top four, and look to make a permanent return to the Champions League places before hopefully challenging for the Premier League title at some point in the near future.

The club has proven that they are not shy of spending the money to back Arteta in recent windows, while the Spaniard has also worked on offloading some of the deadwood, as well as increasing the values of a number of players including academy products who will no doubt be assets to the club via their sale or input for the first-team.

I personally think Vlahovic is the complete package, and one who will not only thrive in the Premier League but thrive in our flourish young attack, and I would love to see the club make this happen.

Patrick

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  1. Val says:

    if this is indeed true, i will be a very happy old man.

    lets just see if it is true and if he joins.

  2. NY_Gunner says:

    Reading on Eurosport that the whole deal would add up to around £150m. They can’t be serious…
    🤔

    1. Longbenark says:

      So why didn’t we buy haaland or just buy the Benfica striker and get Guimaeres.

    2. Qutie says:

      70 mil for signing him…. He will be on 300k per week for 5 years…. Total package for 5 years is 150 mil not the signing on fee

  3. jamie McLintock says:

    Me too if we get a midfielder as well

  4. ArsenalWhy says:

    Is he an upgrade to Giroud?

    1. Dan kit says:

      First player I thought of having watched him ,which isnt much .

  5. John63 says:

    Hard to believe this deal will happen. There are a number of articles stating the player doesn’t want to come to Arsenal which is understandable given his status in European football and our lack of guaranteed CL football at the moment.

    It would be a great signing and if a club like Arsenal wants a top striker like this guy we need to “steel” him during the January window. There will likely be too many big clubs with CL football looking for a player like him during the summer window.

    But I would rate the likelihood of this happening this month as 3/10

  6. Fk says:

    This is surely a masterstroke,he will deliver the goods provided he’s interested

  7. Voyageur says:

    My spider sense is tingling on this one.
    He doesn’t really seem to want to come here, he’s relatively inexperienced and hugely expensive.

    I get that this might accelerate “the process” but, equally, it might derail it.

    Hope I’m wrong if it comes to fruition.

  8. Peter ikatwa says:

    He is young and is sharp as I see the goals ,but 70 uro not bad but 150 is crazy money.

  9. the big dog says:

    arsenal should just leave that guy alone if he doesn’t want to join them..

  10. Websurfer says:

    This is only a dream.Is not going to happen. Face it. The player clearly wants to stay at Italy and is only dreaming of Juventus or AC Milan. He dosn’t want to go to the PL for now. Move on. This is a “deja vu” of the transfer circus about Manuel Locatelli.

    1. Akinwale says:

      I can only see 1 think happening with this Vlahovic news…”Arsenal suffer Blow”.

  11. Longbenark says:

    A lot of players don’t want to be in the clubs they find themselves but yet they play with all their heart and might, so even if we steal Dusan Vlahovic, he’ll play with zeal for Arsenal,

    There are a lot of players like Bissouma who love Arsenal but play for a different club,

    Let’s just see how it all pans out.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Longbenark
      Reports are no one has made an approach on Bissouma as of yet…

      1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

        A much better player than Sambi.

      2. Akinwale says:

        I feel like crying 😭

    2. Skills1000 says:

      He is not interested in arsenal.
      We need players who are committed.

    3. Akinwale says:

      What is the name if what you are drinking???

  12. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Reminds me if Benzema and Higuain sagas.
    If he does not want to come or would take super high salary, move to the next striker in the targets list.
    I would try to get one of championship top scorers (the target men ones), since DCL is injured, Dusan is super expensive, reportedly 150M and unwilling to play for Arsenal. Isak, Patrik Schick, Cabral, seem to be good options.

    1. Akinwale says:

      In my opinion, i prefer Schick, alot more better in positing

  13. Skills1000 says:

    Arsenal should bid for Ndidi in the summer. He is the ideal partner for Thomas Partey in midfield

    1. Akinwale says:

      I’d prefer Bissouma…. More mobile going fward and will suit Artetas tactics

  14. jon fox says:

    My instinct now, having seen endless reports that MA is set on getting Vlahovic, is that we ARE seriously interested and the price for his transfer seems to be around £70 mill, NOT the false £150mill as wrongly stated by some on JA.

    A five year wage contract at £300k PW would then total close to £150k altogether. It may seem incredible that Kroenke would agree to fund that but I BELIEVE, having given the whole matter serious consideration, that our club WILL be trying to bring him in this month.

    I think it is a decent chance, though far from being very likely, that we will succeed. It seems clear to me that Kroenke is determined that MA will be here for the long haul, despite what many JA Gooners think, and that makes me think we are very SERIOUS to bring Vlahovic here.

    1. CUPPERS says:

      The cost of this for a unproven player at prem level is a big risk, I think he would be prolific, but look at Pepe, it’s always a gamble, personally for the cost of this deal, we could poss bring two strikers for same money as the Serb player. Watkins and David poss work, Calvert lewin and Watkins, young Czech player At Prague would be a good second striker.

      1. Akinwale says:

        We love to dream fake dreams shaaa, pls dont forget Watkins and DCL are English and the latter still has contract till 2025…go figure.

  15. Wale says:

    Most Arsenal fans here are funny, do you guys think Aston villa and Everton will sell their strikers and to a premier league club? At what price, I swear if the two of them are to sell their players to us, we will pay more than what fiorentina asked us to pay for vlahovic…. Only alternative player I can agree with is Isaak which is athletic and more agile….

  16. Akinwale says:

    In a team and a system where strikers hardly score, arent we suppose to find out how the team can get more creative passes to our existing striker rather than getting just a striker on board. We should strive to get another creative player in the team, not just odegaard

  17. Akinwale says:

    Wenger had Pires and Viera, fabregas and nasri, then cazorla and ozil, Pep had xavi and iniesta, schweinsteger and goatze, now, Kdb and bernado/gundogan. Now we just have Odegaard and we think thats enough.

  18. Akinwale says:

    Even Gerard will have Buendia and Coutinho…c’mon Arsenal get another Creative player plssssss.

  19. Break-on-through says:

    He looks tailor made for PL football.
    I have my doubts too, but if we’re willing to give him a more than competitive wage then you never know, stranger things have happened.

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