Juventus have completed the signing of Dusan Vlahović from Fiorentina.
After a quiet opening to the January transfer window, the club opted to swoop for the highly sought-after striker earlier this week when they sent a reported €75m proposal to Fiorentina. La Viola accepted the club’s offer on Tuesday before Juve wrapped up the deal on Thursday night following discussions with the player’s entourage.
Vlahović then arrived at J-Medical on Friday morning to undergo his medical before his official arrival was confirmed
Juventus announce the arrival of Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina
After Romeo Agresti confirmed that the Serb, who celebrates his 22nd birthday today, had signed his Juventus contract on Friday afternoon, Juventus announced the player’s arrival… wordle style.
The club then confirmed in another tweet that Vlahović has decided to don the #7 strip for Juventus after speculation emerged of him taking the #28 shirt. Alvaro Morata is currently the #9 and he’s poised to remain in Turin until the end of the season.
Nevertheless, Vlahović has joined the Bianconeri on a reported four-and-half year deal worth €7m-a-year. Juventus, meanwhile, confirmed that they’ll pay €70m to Fiorentina for the striker’s services over three years as well as €10m in objective-related add-ons. They’ll also pay €11.6m due to FIFA’s “solidarity contribution”.
The club are hopeful that the mammoth finances put out to complete this deal will pale in comparison to the heights the current co-leader of the Serie A scoring charts is able to take them to.
Securing Champions League football for next season is imperative from a financial perspective and by adding Vlahović to their ranks for the remainder of the campaign, their chances of securing a top-four finish have certainly been boosted. Massimiliano Allegri should have the striker available for Juve’s next Serie A encounter against Hellas Verona on February 6.