The agent of 21-year-old Liverpool transfer target Dusan Vlahovic is reportedly working hard to secure a summer move for his client away from Fiorentina.
According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Vlahovic has rejected a four-year contract extension offer from Fiorentina, which would have given him €2m-per-year.
There isn't no agreement about Dusan #Vlahovic's contract extension. The striker has rejected the first bid of #Fiorentina (€2M/year until 2025). His agent is working to move him. Many club have shown interest (BVB, Leipzig, Atletico, Tottenham, Juve, Milan, ASRoma) #transfers
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) May 2, 2021
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
This could be a big boost for Liverpool in their attempts to sign Vlahovic this summer. The attacker still has two years left to run on his current deal with Fiorentina, but rejecting their offer of an extension is a signal of intent from Vlahovic to show that he does not want to be at the club in the long term. This, therefore, could convince the Italian team to cash in on him now whilst his price is high instead of risking a smaller payday further down the line.
For example, if Fiorentina refuse to sell Vlahovic this summer and then decide to part ways with him at the end of the 2021/22 campaign, they may not be able to get as big of a transfer fee. Vlahovic would then only have one year left on his contract and could threaten to run down his deal and leave on a free transfer, leaving Fiorentina with pennies compared to what they could earn now.
Vlahovic has scored 19 goals in the Serie A for Fiorentina this season and could be a solid addition to Liverpool’s attacking options. The 21-year-old could provide Jurgen Klopp with an alternative option to Roberto Firmino in the Premier League, who has only managed six goals in all competitions this season for the Reds. This means that Vlahovic’s agent wanting him to get a move this summer could work out well for Liverpool if it allows them to sign the forward in the coming months.
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