ARSENAL transfer target Dusan Vlahovic has been hailed by Micah Richards as he claims the Fiorentina star is the perfect striker.
The 21-year-old forward, who is tied in Florence until 2023, has been heavily linked with a move after refusing to renew a lucrative contract.
Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, has been heavily linked with a move in 2022[/caption]
Micah Richards has lyrical merger about Arsenal and Manchester City targeting Vlahovic[/caption]
Mikel Arteta is said to have done signing with Serbian international is a top priority when he wanted to bring another central defender to the Emirates.
But Gunners face competition from Manchester City with Pep Guardiola yet to replace Sergio Aguero.
Manchester United and Tottenhamis also said to be in a race to secure its services.
And Newcastle is said to bewilling to pay a huge £85m to bring the Serbia international to St James’ Park.
Vlahovic has been in great form for La Viola, with the youngster lately equals Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 33 Serie A goals in a calendar year.
From 20 games this season for Fiorentina, he has made an impressive mark with 18 goals and 3 assists.
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And the right-back of former Citizen Richards, who spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Fiorentina, spoke about Vlahovic.
I said BBC 5Live: “I followed him a few times.
“He is lightning. It’s ridiculous. He had 16 in 18 [Serie A games] this season.
“His left foot is like a wand. I’m telling you now, he’s everything, he’s all you need”.
Arsenal legend Alan Smith has stated Arsenal must be ‘smart and quick’ if they want to bring him in in January.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he commented: “Getting a proven striker in the Premier League is a big deal. Does Arsenal have such cash?
“If they put in £60m or £70m, that will stop them from strengthening other areas of the team in the transfer market. They will put all their eggs in one basket.
“I can guess that they will follow the path of a younger player from Europe. Someone like Dusan Vlahovic, who still doesn’t come cheap, might fit the bill.
“I’m sure Arsenal’s analysis team is looking at all the stats to see who would be a good fit and maybe a little cheaper.
“As I said before, a lot of clubs are after that type of striker, so let’s hope Arsenal can be smart and quick in the transfer market. They will need to. “
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