The Serbian international has revealed that He came close to joining Arsenal in January following the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona.
Dusan Vlahovic became one of the most sought-after strikers last winter before joining Juventus for €70 million. The 22 years old Serbia international scored 44 goals in 98 goals for Friotina before joining Juventus mid-season.
Vlahovic scored 9 goals in 21 outings for Juventus earning him Serie A young player of the season. He was also three goals shy of winning the Serie A top goal scorer with 24 goals behind Cairo Immobile of Lazio with 27 goals.
The Juventus number 7 has revealed that He and his agent had talks with Arsenal before he joined Juventus.
What did Vlahovic say about Arsenal’s interest?
In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, the Serie A young player of the season said: “Maybe my agent knows about Arsenal’s offer but I never talked to anyone about it.
“I just had one club in my mind because Juventus is Juventus. There is nothing else to say, and now I feel honored to be given this jersey. It’s incredible every time I put it on.
“I identify with their DNA. The Juventus personality coincides with my personality. When you come here you never give up, you fight all the time, and you make the sacrifices. This was definitely what I was looking for.”
Dusan Vlahovic also plays down Zlatan Ibrahimovic comparisons.
The 22 years old is often compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic because of his physique and style of play but He has played down those comparisons claiming it to be unfair.
Vlahovic said: “Comparing players with great champions who have scored 400, 500 goals in their careers, who have won 20 or 30 titles, is probably a little unfair!
“It doesn’t annoy me but it’s also true that when those types of comparisons are made and then you make one or two mistakes and the expectations have been hyped then you get critiqued.
“We all have the right to make mistakes; we are all human. I want to have my career.”
The Juventus Number 7 has also shared his joy when he scores a goal.
He continued: “Scoring is like flying.
“I was talking about this with a couple of friends and they kept asking me, ‘What do you feel exactly when you score a goal?’ And I said when you score for your team, your teammates, your supporters, friends, it’s something that you only truly understand when you have had that direct experience.
“Great joy, obviously, and it’s a kind of joy I have with my family, but it’s the greatest emotion of all. It’s something that fills me, pervades me completely. And so if I don’t feel that emotion then I feel low, I feel empty. I have a sense of emptiness. But if I score it is like flying. And once you feel it you have to have it again and again, you have to have that emotion. That’s why I say it’s an addiction. It encourages you all the time
“It’s something that I live for. Especially when the stadium is packed, you hear all the cheering, all the fans shouting your name. It’s amazing.”