Aston Villa’s Dusan Vlahovic transfer remit is clear after Juventus chief speaks out – news of soccer
BirminghamLive brings you the latest Aston Villa news after Dusan Vlahovic linked with stunning transfer from Juventus
Juventus are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Aston Villa transfer target Dusan Vlahovic, but aren’t actively seeking to sell the Serbia international this summer.
The Serbia international has emerged as an ambitious target for Villa this summer, with Barcelona’s Ferran Torres also admired. The duo could cost more than €100 million this summer, but Villa will have money to back Unai Emery with after the Spaniard has made a significant impact upon his return to Premier League management this season.
Villa have their best chance of qualifying for European football since 2010 this season as they are level on points with seventh-placed Tottenham with only four games left to play this month. While Emery’s focus remains on matters on the pitch ahead of crucial games against Wolves, Spurs, Liverpool and Brighton, the club’s recruitment staff are busy preparing for what is set to be an exciting summer window.
Vlahovic is a world class talent, and joined Juventus in January 2022 for £66.6 million, but after struggling to fit into the system deployed by Massimiliano Allegri, his future has come under question. The forward has started 20 league games this season, and has scored nine times.
A report on Tuttomercatoweb claims the attacker is available for sale and Juve will not hesitate to offload him if a sizeable offer comes their way. However, Juventus director Francesco Calvo has previously waved away suggestions that Juve are actively looking to sell Vlahovic.
“We have no doubts about Dusan as a crucial player for our present and future project,” said the Juventus director when asked about the striker’s possible departure. “He works very hard every day in training and that’s why we are confident about the present and the future.”
Villa would have to make Vlahovic their record signing if he’s to join the Premier League side this summer, but without the guarantee of European football, let alone Champions League football, the Serbia international will need to take some convincing to join Emery’s side.