Krzysztof Piatek makes a big Vlahovic statement as Fiorentina deny interest in Real Madrid player.
Fiorentina’s new striker hopes in-demand Dusan Vlahovic stays with the Serie A club, who have ruled out a move for a Real Madrid mainstay.
Krzysztof Piatek touched down at Fiorentina to face questions about in-demand striker Dusan Vlahovic.
As Florentina distanced themselves from links to Real Madrid midfielder Isco.
A former Genoa and Milan player, Platek returns to the Serie A after a loan spell at Hertha Berlin with the option to buy.
The 26-year-old has a solid track record in the Italian top flight.
And his arrival has added fuel to speculation that Vlahovic may not stay at Fiorentina for very long.
Several European top teams are interested in Vladahovic, and he has also been linked with Newcastle United due to his 35 goals in 46 appearances in 2021.
A source claims that Fiorentina is considering using Piatek in place of Vlahovic instead of strengthening their squad.
When the opportunity arises, Piatek hopes to play alongside the young Serbian. In a statement on Saturday, he said:
“Vlahovic has scored many goals during his career.”
“I think I also showed my worth with Genoa and Milan. I think we can also play together when necessary. In any case, I’m at the coach’s disposal, even starting from the bench.”
He began that campaign at Genoa before heading to Milan in mid-season, typically marking his goals with finger pistol celebrations.
‘I’m ready to be a gunslinger. I want to show that my guns are ready to shoot at the Franchi. I’m very happy to be here.”
What’s next for Fiorentina?
Fiorentina sits sixth in Serie A heading into Sunday’s trip to Torino, with coach Vincenzo Italiano hoping Piatek can rediscover the form that saw him score 30 goals in the 2018-19 season.
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