Manchester United fans react to Dusan Vlahovic reports

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.

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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.

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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…

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.