Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic could be on the move this summer transfer window. Paris Saint-Germain is heavily linked to the Serbia international to fill the No. 9 position in the lineup.
In his column for Caught Offside, Jonathan Johnson noted that Vlahovic would be an ideal fit to play alongside Kylian Mbappé, should he stay. Johnson adds that the 23-year-old is also a better complimentary piece to the Frenchman than Lionel Messi.
“[Vlahovic has] a profile that interests a number of clubs across Europe, and he’d offer something a bit different to PSG’s other attacking talents at this moment in time,” Johnson wrote.
“It’s been a couple of years since PSG really had that kind of a focal point to their attack, and it’s arguable that someone like Vlahovic would be more complementary to someone like Mbappe, should he stay, than Lionel Messi was.”
Any potential transfer would require negotiations between PSG and Juventus, with the Italian club reportedly valuing Vlahovic at €80 million. Furthermore, as Chelsea is in the mix, PSG faces competition for the striker.
Nonetheless, Vlahovic might not even get an opportunity to play alongside Mbappé, considering rumors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner possibly exiting this summer.
Real Madrid appears to be the likely destination. Still, whether Mbappé stays or not, adding Vlahovic will give PSG a forward that can score goals despite not being a household name.