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Dusan Vlahovic’s agent, Darko Ristic, recently visited Turin to negotiate with Juventus as the club looks to reduce the striker’s current salary as part of a new long-term deal.
The 23-year-old Serbian striker started the new season well, scoring four goals and providing an assist in the first four games, but a six-game drought saw confidence in the striker begin to decline again. Vlahovic was expected to be the figurehead of Juventus’s post-Cristiano Ronaldo era, justifying his total investment of 80 million euros, but his 28 goals in 76 games for the club proved disappointing, although this can be partly explained by Massimiliano Allegri’s pragmatic system. La Gazzetta dello Sport via TMW details how Vlahovic’s salary will rise to €12 million net per season from July, valid for the final two years of his contract with Juventus. The club, which is now moving in a more sustainable direction, cannot afford such a high salary and is therefore looking to offer him a new long-term contract that will spread out his salary. The idea would be to reduce his salary to around €8-9 million net per season and extend the contract until 2027 or 2028. Vlahovic is happy at Juventus and wants to move forward with the club, but much depends on his willingness to lower his salary. Otherwise, a convincing offer this summer could keep him away from Turin.