The battle for the out-of-form striker is on.
“Dusan Blahovic (23, Juventus), who could leave the club this summer, is attracting interest from Bayern Munich and Manchester United,” Italian soccer journalist Niccolo Skira reported on Tuesday.
Blahovic has developed into one of the best strikers in the Italian Serie A. In three-and-a-half seasons with Fiorentina, starting in 2018-19, he scored 49 goals in 108 appearances. Last season, he finished second in the league in goals (24) behind Ciro Immobile.
He has a powerful left-footed shot and great finishing ability. His positioning is also good. At 6-foot-2, he’s also got good speed. He joined Juventus in early 2022 for a transfer fee of €91.6 million, including several options. 스포츠토토
However, his scoring dipped after the move. He scored nine goals in 21 games in a Juventus shirt that season. Contrast that with the 20 goals he scored in 24 games for Fiorentina that season.
This season, things were even worse. He scored just 14 goals in 42 games. He was even dropped from the starting lineup for a while after going 11 league games without a goal from February to April.
As a result of his slump, he is considering a move this summer. Furthermore, according to the media, he has an uneasy relationship with coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Unsurprisingly, Munich and Manchester United are interested. Although he has had a disappointing season, he still has a lot of potential. He’s only 23 years old this year.
Both clubs are looking to strengthen their frontline. Munich needs to fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski, who left for FC Barcelona last summer. The team’s top scorer this season is Serge Gnabry with 17 goals (47 games). This is in contrast to last season, when Lewandowski alone scored 50 goals (46).
United are looking for a solid “number nine. Both Ba and Anthony Martial, who can play up front, are likely to leave the club this summer. Marcus Rashford, a flanker, has struggled to play up front at times, and while they are currently targeting Harry Kane (Tottenham), they are considering Blahovic as their next best option.