Manchester United are looking for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, according to The Daily Mail.
Vlahovic is enjoying a great season in Italy with 12 goals in 14 games and his Serbian side recently stunned Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in World Cup qualifiers, taking the automatic spot in a dramatic way.
This is not just a flash in the pan as Vlahovic scored 21 goals for Fiorentina last season.
It’s valued at £ 70million, according to the report, making it a strong, slightly cheaper alternative to Erling Haaland.
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Unsurprisingly, United aren’t the only team reportedly interested in this.
After losing to Ronaldo in the summer, Juventus are interested, while Tottenham and Arsenal were also interested, according to the report.
Manchester City still need a striker and The Mirror have linked them with a fall for the Serbian.
The report claims United watched him, considering Edinson Cavani’s contract to expire.
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There are arguments that the £ 70million should be invested in a midfielder, not a new striker.
But Cavani and Ronaldo are only a short term fix and Vlahovic is a tempting option for a longer term fix, especially if Erling Haaland proves too problematic.
The other problem is the uncertainty surrounding the longtime United manager. Ralf Rangnick is to become the new interim boss and will be involved behind the scenes afterwards.
If he likes Vlahovic, United could be prone to crashing but there are no guarantees the new manager will be a fan.
This is how the rumors circulated on Twitter when reports of Rangnick’s imminent arrival emerged …
Good . very good
– Kwame (Call me Fred) (@KwameAA_B) November 25, 2021
You will forget that Cavani is gone at the end of the season. We need a replacement
– Muriu Njuguna (@MuriuNj) November 25, 2021
Top player. Could reach Haaland’s level
– Emmanuel Malik (@ EmmanuelMalik7) November 25, 2021
Ah finally, I was wondering when his name was linked to United pic.twitter.com/HxzC21ae0R
– Mohd Firdaus bin Mohd Fauzi (@luciferdaus) November 25, 2021
HE IS A GEM OF STRIKER IN MY OPINION
– SMIT PATEL (@ patelsmit049) November 25, 2021
Fantastic player. But it doesn’t happen.
– Marauders | NFT Collector (@MarauderNFT) November 25, 2021
You better do it🙏
– Digantanil Giri (@DigantanilG) November 25, 2021
I seriously hope he fits into the new manager’s plan! No more chaotic transfers please @ManUtd
– sannasy (@sannasy) November 25, 2021
United have to get Dusan Vlahovic. Better than Haaland and Mbappe! #MUFC
– BaitMan (@ kidkudi07) November 25, 2021
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