Barcelona have reportedly set their sights on 21-year-old Fiorentina ace Dusan Vlahovic, who is viewed as an alternative to Erling Haaland.

According to a report by reputed journalist Gerard Romero, Dusan Vlahovic is the subject of interest from Barcelona over a move in the January transfer window. The 21-year-old Fiorentina striker is being eyed as an alternative to Erling Haaland.

Dusan Vlahovic has taken no time to establish himself as one of the best strikers on show in Serie A since enjoying his breakthrough campaign in 2020/21. Now an indispensable figure for Fiorentina, the Serbian international has enjoyed a fine start to the news season, with six goals and an assist to show for his efforts in just eight outings.

However, Vlahovic is set to leave Fiorentina in one of the two coming transfer windows after refusing to sign a new deal with the Serie A outfit. And the 21-year-old attacking powerhouse has no shortage of suitors, with the likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid already linked with him. And now, Barcelona have joined the race to sign him.

Barcelona are prioritising a move for Erling Haaland despite their financial crunch, with certain reports even suggesting that they are the front-runners to sign the Borussia Dortmund prodigy. However, with competition for the Norwegian striker being as intense as it is, the Blaugrana would be well served with keeping their options open.

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To that end, Vlahovic is a viable target for Barcelona, with the Serbian international, like Haaland, being a potential long-term solution at Camp Nou. Indeed, with Sergio Aguero in the twilight of his career, the Blaugrana will need a viable candidate to replace the Argentine, considering neither of Luuk de Jong and Martin Braithwaite have much of a future at the club.

However, like Haaland, Vlahovic is a highly sought-after player, meaning Barcelona will not have a clear run at the 21-year-old. As iterated earlier, the Fiorentina powerhouse is being tailed by some of the biggest clubs in Europe, meaning Barcelona could well be outbid in his pursuit as well.

For now, though, Vlahovic has emerged as an alternative to Haaland and it remains to be seen if Barcelona firm up their interest in him by making a move in the January transfer window.

Comments 1

  1. Oso says:

    All we want are goals if he can deliver be it assists,he is highly welcome since best players deserve a best team and that is BARCA

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