Florentina CEO urges Arsenal linked star to ‘immediately’ reveal his ‘plan’

Florentina director Joe Barone has urged Dusan Vlahovic to “immediately communicate his plan” amid reports linking him with Arsenal.

The forward is being targeted by the Gunners. He is reportedly rated at €75m and Florentina want most of this fee paid up front. 

Vlahovic has established himself as one of the most prolific young strikers in European football over the past couple of years.

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The 21-year-old has already scored 18 goals this season from his 22 outings across all competitions.

Overall, he has contributed with 47 goals and seven assists from his 106 appearances for Florentina.

As reported by Fabrizio Romano via Twitter, Barone has encouraged Vlahovic to “communicate his plan in public immediately”:

“We expect Dusan to make a decision on his future immediately, we need an answer if he stays or wants to leave.

“We asked Dusan two days ago to decide and communicate his plan in public immediately.

“We’re open to consider all the proposals we’ll receive for Vlahovic – no bid is on the table right now.

“We’ve not received any official offer. Let’s see if some proposal will arrive.”

Speaking earlier this week, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta suggested that they can still attract the “best players in the world”:

“I’m really sorry to disappoint you but you know I’m not going to be discussing any transfer rumours,” said Arteta.

“What I really want this month is that we have as many players fit and healthy, and we do as much as possible with these players. After that we have a strategy and we will do that when possible.

“Historically, this club has targeted the best players in the world and the best players have always been attracted to Arsenal.

“That situation hasn’t changed. It is a big advantage for us.”

Arsenal face Liverpool in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Thursday. This tie was initially due to take place on January 6.

The second leg is set for January 20. Between these games, Mikel Arteta’s side come up against Spurs in the Premier League in the latest North London derby.

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