A move into the transfer market is anticipated to take place when the next window opens, and Manchester United are currently engaged in a bidding wαг to acquire the services of one of the most gifted young forwαгds in Europe.
According to Corriere dello Sport, United manager Erik ten Hag is among the expanding list of managers interested in acquiring Dusan Vlahovic’s services. Arsenal and Chelsea, two other powerhouse clubs in the Premier League, are also reportedly interested in signing Vlahovic.
Even though he only joined Juventus in January 2021 in a deal worth £66.6 million from Fiorentina, the forwαгd is open to a move away from the Old Lady. Juventus have failed to win the last two league titles after winning nine in a row from 2012 to 2020, and they are currently ten points behind Napoli in this season’s standings. Fiorentina was the club that the forwαгd came from.
Vlahovic could be a good fit for the profile of the centre forwαгd that the club is looking for. The Red Devils are looking for a new striker after the contentious departure of Cristiano Ronaldo last month. Ronaldo agreed to a mutual termination of his contract following an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
The subsequent Van Nistelrooy for United
It is easy to understand why Juventus would be hesitant to part ways with their most prized attacking asset. However, given the Turin club’s present financial woes, an alluring offer may be impossible to turn down.
In the 2022–2023 season, Vlahovic has been in outstanding form, making 15 appearances across all competitions and scoring seven goals while also setting up two more. The 22-year-old forwαгd moved from Fiorentina to Juventus in the middle of the previous season. He went on to make 45 appearances, during which time he scored 29 goals and provided six assists, drawing the attention of the major players across the continent to his abilities.
Should Ten Hag make progress towαгd a deal for the phenomenon, he could bring a potent attacking force to the Premier League. The 19-cap Serbian has already demonstrated an innate ability in front of goal which sets him head and shoulders above most of his positional peers, scoring ten goals for his country.
FBref places Vlahovic in the top 19% of forwαгds for rate of goals other than those resulting from penalties scored over the course of the previous year. They also place him in the top 11% of forwαгds for total shots, highlighting his relentless pressure inside the opponent’s penalty box.
The accuracy of the “monster’s” shots, as his former coach Ivan Tomic dubbed them, is strikingly similar to that of a former Old Trafford striking sensation named Ruud van Nistelrooy. Van Nistelrooy etched his name into Premier League folklore with his devastating clinical ability, earning a reputation as one of the best goal-poachers in the game with his devastating clinical ability. The “monster’s” shots bear
During his time with the Manchester giants, the lethal Dutchman recorded 150 goals and 25 assists across 219 appearances. During his tenure with the club, the Manchester giants won the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the League Cup.
Should Vlahovic channel that aura and transfer his enormous talent to the Premier League, it is possible that United will get a forwαгd who has the potential to replicate the success of one of their most lethal strikers in their history.