In a recent report, Calciomercato mentioned that Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic next summer. It has been claimed that Los Blancos are showing interest in recruiting the Serbian forward at the end of this season.
Vlahovic’s Up And Down Season At The Allianz Stadium
Vlahovic is experiencing a campaign of mixed emotions at the Turin club after failing to be consistent with his productivity in the final third. The Serbian sensation has registered seven goals and two assists in 16 matches for Juve this season across all fronts.
The former Partizan youth player has proven his worth at times in the opponent’s half as he is averaging 2.8 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in Serie A football. However, he has lacked quality when distributing possession up top based on his pass success rate of 70.9% in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).
Vlahovic is under contract at Juventus until the summer of 2026. Thus, Los Blancos will have to launch a big offer if they are serious about acquiring Vlahovic’s services later this year.
Is Vlahovic A Good Fit For Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti?
Vlahovic is proficient at generating space for himself to get a few shots in at goal. He can create some good plays for his teammates on the attacking end of the pitch and is also proficient at making a few clever runs in behind the opponent’s backline. The Serbian sensation can be a decent finisher up top when he is playing with confidence on the pitch.
We can expect Vlahovic to add more firepower to Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti‘s attack. He could even help the Madrid giants challenge for more top honours in the coming seasons.
Vlahovic is good enough to challenge Karim Benzema for a regular starting spot at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Plus, he could serve as an ideal successor to the French striker at the Madrid club in the long run.
At 23, Vlahovic will only get better over the next few years which makes him a decent fit for Ancelotti’s side this year. However, Real Madrid would have to be patient with his progress as the Serbian striker is far from a prolific forward at the moment and would need time to settle into life in the Spanish capital. Still, the pros outweigh the cons of signing Vlahovic, so Ancelotti should opt to move in for him next summer.