Manchester City set to ‘return’ for € 70m, Serie A star Dusan Vlahovic next summer – New contract expected to include release clause
The Serbian striker is a fixture in European football right now, having entered the scene with 30 goals in 80 appearances for Fiorentina in recent seasons.
Those exceptional numbers in front of goal have propelled the 21-year-old to the top of the transfer priority list for a handful of top clubs across Europe looking to boost their attacking prowess.
On this list are Juventus and Manchester City.
The latter has still not replaced Sergio Aguero, after the striker left at the end of the 2020/21 campaign. As it became clear that Harry Kane would not be heading to the Etihad this summer, Dusan Vlahovic became one of many names presented as an alternate option – but no official offer was made.
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According to information from the Italian newspaper Calcio Mercato, translated and relayed by Sport Witness, the Etihad club are ‘ready to come back‘for the young Serbian – presumably during the summer transfer window of 2022.
According to the report, Serie A team Fiorentina are ready to hand the player a new contract, which runs until 2026 and would likely include a release clause worth around â¬ 70m – only for clubs based outside of Italy. .
This clause would obviously then give Manchester City the edge over Juventus, as some reports suggest Fiorentina president Rocco B. Commisso may be reluctant to sell Dusan Vlahovic to a Serie A rival.
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Manchester City have started the Premier League season in great shape, but the club will certainly keep their eyes on the future as they continue to pursue their long-term goal as the coveted center-forward.
Other main targets could include Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, but the Norwegian’s staggering salary and agents’ financial commissions could become a major stumbling block for any club in Europe – this despite his attractive release clause of 75 million euros becoming active next summer.
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