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Dusan Vlahovic’s house under police surveillance as Fiorentina striker receives threats ahead of €75m move to rivals Juventus after turning down Arsenal


Dusan Vlahovic’s house is under surveillance from local police following news the Fiorentina hot-shot is set to join fierce rivals Juventus.

Vlahovic has been the subject of intense transfer interest from the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham, but Italian giants Juventus appear to have won the race.

Vlahovic has made a choice that will destroy his reputation

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Vlahovic has made a choice that will destroy his reputation

He’s now chosen to play in white (and black) with Juventus

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He’s now chosen to play in white (and black) with Juventus

The 21-year-old is set to move to Turin for a deal worth €75million (£62.7m) with reports claiming Vlahovic was holding out for Juventus, and his agents even dismissed concrete offers from Arsenal to get the deal done.

Unlike the majority of footballing rivalries that are based on geographical proximity and or a history of competitive encounters, Fiorentina’s hate for Juve comes from the transfer market.

Florence’s greatest ever talent, Roberto Baggio, was snatched by Juve in the middle of the night in 1990, hidden in the back of a taxi, which led to riots which injured 50 in Tuscany.

Deals for Federico Bernardeschi and Federico Chiesa have caused similar anger, and Vlahovic will now risk the wrath of a purple storm.

Roberto Baggio made the move in 1990 and was never the same player or person again

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Roberto Baggio made the move in 1990 and was never the same player or person again

Chiesa also joined Juve but had the benefit of a lockdown to hide from abuse

Chiesa also joined Juve but had the benefit of a lockdown to hide from abuse

Local police have started a ‘dynamic surveillance’ of the Serbs’ house according to reports in Italy, with a banner placed outside reading, ‘Your guards won’t save your life. Gypsy, it’s over for you!’

Vlahovic’s 17 goals in 21 games have fired Fiorentina to an unlikely charge for European football, sitting six points off of Juventus in the Serie A table.

Vlahovic could well be the perfect solution to Juve’s current issues, angering Fiorentina fans even more

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Vlahovic could well be the perfect solution to Juve’s current issues, angering Fiorentina fans even more

The Old Lady are still reeling from the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, having failed to replace his goal-scoring following his summer move to Manchester United.

In 2021 Vlahovic scored 33 goals, matching a league record set by Ronaldo, showing he may well end up being the signing many in Florence fear.

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