Fiorentina president Commisso slams Juventus striker Vlahovic and his agents | OneFootball
Fiorentina president Commisso slams Juventus striker Vlahovic and his agents
Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso has slammed former striker Dusan Vlahovic and his agents.
Vlahovic was sold by Fiorentina in January to Juventus.
Commisso said: “The stats speak for themselves: with Vlahovic during the first half of the season we were seventh anyway.
“Vlahovic at Juventus scored seven-eight goals in Serie A and Coppa Italia – the same as [his replacements Arthur] Cabral and [Krzysztof] Piatek. We didn't lose much with his departure."
He added: “When I came back to Florence for the Vlahovic deal in December, he and his agents weren't honest and did not behave well.
“We met at my hotel and after three hours, every half an hour he would go outside because he had to go to the bathroom and where there were two friends.
“The next day they told me they were happy to make a deal at €8 million net, which had gone from four to eight in 24 hours. Afterwards, they said they want €6m plus a percentage of the fee – on top of a percentage from whoever would sign Vlahovic.
“From there, the negotiation ended and I told the directors I would not accept this situation. I told them to find another attacker and they bought Piatek and then Cabral. In the meantime, the lad who could have ruined us, who told us he would sign, then blocked the signing of a centre-forward in August.
“I don't know how many months they had been speaking to Juventus for but a week later Juventus, after he didn't want Arsenal, Real [Madrid] and Atletico, came forward and we struck a deal.
“That's how it was: but if they had come directly to us, they would have done better for Juventus. I did not make the same errors Milan or Napoli have made. I got the money and used it to sort out our financial fair play obligations."
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