Manchester United are looking at 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 Serbia side recently stunned Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in World Cup qualifying, grabbing the automatic spot in dramatic fashion.
This is not just a flash in the pan either as Vlahovic hit 21 goals for Fiorentina last season.
The report says he is valued at £70 million, which makes him a strong, slightly cheaper alternative to Erling Haaland.
Unsurprisingly, United are not the only team reportedly keen.
Having lost Ronaldo in the summer, Juventus are interested, while Tottenham and Arsenal have also been as per the report.
Manchester City still need a striker and The Mirror have linked them with a swoop for the Serbian.
The report claims United have been watching him, taking into account Edinson Cavani’s expiring contract.
There is a case to be made that the £70 million should be invested into a holding midfielder rather than a new striker.
But Cavani and Ronaldo are only short-term solution and Vlahovic is a tempting option to be a longer term fix, especially if Erling Haaland proves too problematic to get.
The other issue is the uncertainty around United’s long-term manager. Ralf Rangnick looks set to be the new interim boss and will be involved behind the scenes after that.
If he likes Vlahovic, then United may be inclined to swoop but there are no guarantees that the new manager will be a fan.
Here is how the rumours went down on Twitter, around the time reports of Rangnick’s impending arrival broke…
Good . Very good— Kwame (Call me Fred) (@KwameAA_B) November 25, 2021
Ya’ll forget 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, was wondering when to see his name linking to United pic.twitter.com/HxzC21ae0R— Mohd Firdaus bin Mohd Fauzi (@luciferdaus) November 25, 2021
HE IS A GEM OF A STRIKER IN MY OPINION— SMIT PATEL 🇮🇳 (@patelsmit049) November 25, 2021
Fantastic player. Not happening though.— Marauder | NFT Collector (@MarauderNFT) November 25, 2021
They better do🙏— Digantanil Giri (@DigantanilG) November 25, 2021
I seriously hope he fits into the new manager’s plan! No more shambolic transfers please @ManUtd— sannasy (@sannasy) November 25, 2021
Man United have to get Dusan Vlahovic. Better than Haaland and Mbappe! #MUFC— BaitMan (@kidkudi07) November 25, 2021
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