Despite failing to wring out a win against Sassuolo after being depleted numerically, Fiorentina witnessed all the attention of the world turning towards their seraphic striker, Dusan Vlahovic. The big Serbian has been in impressive form and has belted out a masterclass that has seen him pulling off the unthinkable.
Sassuolo was riding high on a couple of early strikes from Gianluca Scamacca and Davide Fratessi. However, La Viola was not in Florence to be pegged back as their star youngster, Vlahovic hammered home to reduce the arrears while former Arsenal player, Lucas Torreira put the blanket on the fire to bring Fiorentina on level pegging.
The record bagged by Dusan Vlahovic
This strike from Vlahovic witnessed him equalling the record of Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A as he bagged 33 goals from the season. Ronaldo chronicled this record the last year and this year witnessed him shifting his allegiance back to his erstwhile club, Manchester United.
Vlahovic has refused to sign an extension with La Viola as he has already been bombarded with a few lucrative offers from top-flight European clubs.
Out of the European suitors jousting for his signature, Manchester United leads the contest by a proverbial mile with Arsenal, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in hot pursuit.
It is a dream come true for many Manchester United fans to see the emerging star being coupled with Cristiano Ronaldo at the helm of affairs and his blistering speed will provide Ralf Rangnick’s gegenpress a charge of an endless battery upfront.
However, when a footballer racks up a record that was created by the best, the world takes notice and it was no exception in the case of Vlahovic either. As soon as he netted that opening strike for La Viola, the world came swarming around him to know more about this youngster.
Twitter couldn’t hold back their excitement with the youngster proliferating at a meteoric rate.
🚨 Dušan Vlahović 🚨Advertisement
– Leading Serie A goal scoring charts for 2021/22 with 11 Goals
– 28 goals in 38 Serie A games with Fiorentina in 2021. More than a talent.
– first player in Fiorentina history to score 28 goals in a calendar year.Advertisement
Contract expires in 2023
🇷🇸 #Vlahovic pic.twitter.com/OEdizYcBjP
— FIRANGI FOOTBALL (@FirangiFootball) November 27, 2021Advertisement
Open your checkbook @andagn #Vlahovic
— Aleandro (@AleandroBz) December 19, 2021Advertisement
Dušan Vlahovic has scored 27 goals in 37 Serie A games with Fiorentina in 2021. He’s 21 and his leadership, mentality, techinque, quality, physical structure, shoot… are unbelievable. ⭐️🇷🇸 #Vlahovic
Fiorentina want €70m to sell him – many clubs in the race. What a talent. pic.twitter.com/JP7oxh7AqtAdvertisement
— ☔️ (@thfc_cillian) December 19, 2021
Dusan Vlahovic matched Cristiano Ronaldo's record. Most Serie A goals in a calendar year since 1960. 33 goals. ⭐️🇷🇸 #VlahovicAdvertisement
Fiorentina CEO Barone confirms: "Dusan and his agent have turned down our new contract proposal. We offered the best salary in Fiorentina history". pic.twitter.com/Bqj5VdBwAa
— 🛸 (@lokongaball) December 19, 2021
Dušan Vlahović again and again. He scored today in Fiorentina-Sassuolo – it’s 33 goals in 41 Serie A games in 2021. ✨🇷🇸 #Vlahovic
Fiorentina president Commisso said: “Clubs should open talks with us – not with his agents”. Price tag for January: not less than €70m. pic.twitter.com/yXzkCmMn1T
— LP 🏄🏼♂️ (@iamLP9) December 19, 2021Advertisement
Fiorentina is good side 😁 #vlahovic pic.twitter.com/dmXBnYjvsy
— GrayOfTheNorth (@CasualNihilist) December 19, 2021Advertisement
Dusan #Vlahovic 🇷🇸 ('00) 2021 stats with Fiorentina:
🏟 37 appearances
⚽️ 31 goals
🤝 5 assists
📊 0.8 goals pG#FiorentinaSampAdvertisement
Excellent 🕵🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/yrNydxLdNe
— The Underrated Scout (@ScoutUnderrated) November 30, 2021
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3️⃣3️⃣ goals in 2021: Dusan, you’re a wonderful young talent 🥰#Vlahovic #SerieA💎 #WeAreCalcio pic.twitter.com/esi6zYKbhr
— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) December 19, 2021Advertisement
33 gol nel 2021.#Vlahovic raggiunge #CristianoRonaldo. È lui ad aver segnato più gol di tutti in #SerieA in un anno solare negli ultimi 60 anni. (fonte dato: Opta) pic.twitter.com/a12aL28ich
— Chiamarsi Bomber (@ChiamarsiBomber) December 19, 2021Advertisement
Dusan Vlahovic matched Cristiano Ronaldo's record. Most Serie A goals in a calendar year since 1960. 33 goals. ⭐️🇷🇸 #Vlahovic
Fiorentina CEO Barone confirms: "Dusan and his agent have turned down our new contract proposal. We offered the best salary in Fiorentina history". pic.twitter.com/aCF0DcOaNPAdvertisement
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 19, 2021