Written By Jacobs Dunga
The striker who faced an uncertain future during the summer window learnt about the new haven.
Dusan Vlahovic is one of the rising students of European football and currently plays for Juventus in Italy.
The Serbian was in the summer transfer window linked with a move out of Turin following talks of displeasure as to coach Max Allegri’s usage of him.
He ended up staying at the Allianz Stadium but his compatriot Aleksander Mitrovic who himself made the move to Al Hilal after several years in England has revealed they talked about the Saudi Pro League.
The former Fulham forward has got up to a fine start in the Arab nation with four goals in the first six games of the season and he revealed he advised Vlahovic to consider a move even as it was obvious he’s happy at Juventus.
“Yes, I’d also recommend it to Dusan, but then it depends on what he wants. In the national team we talked about Saudi Arabia, he asked me how I am getting on. He told Gazzetta.
“However, if I have to be honest, I see he’s happy and focused on Juve. He is happy to be part of one of the strongest clubs in Europe.”
He discussed his relationship with the 23 year old and reckons he’s one of the best in the league.
“We have a very good relationship. Dusan I see well, after all he started the season by scoring two goals in three games. He is young, but top.”
“Potentially yes. He has everything to score 25 goals, he has already done it in the past. I hope he already scores against Lazio.“
Mitrovic also revealed he is happy to have made the move to Al Hilal whom he compared to Real Madrid.
The lanky forward is already up and running with four goals including a hat trick in one of the games.
READ ALSO: Bettitude’s Football Idols: Javier Zanetti, A Spirited Leader And A Tireless Machine
“When I received the offer from Al Hilal, I talked about it with my family: giving up was impossible. I have no nostalgia for England, I played many years there. I am happy to have finally landed at a top club: Al Hilal is a bit like Real Madrid in Europe.
The 29 year old believes the Pro League is not very far from reaching the heights of the Premier League as he was surprised by the level on display when he arrived.
“Difficult to make comparisons. It is not yet at the level of the Premier League, but at this rate it will be in the future. Of Arabia, I was positively surprised by the football and the people’s interest in it.”
If he’d be able to reach the 50 goal mark he said: “I hope so, we’ll see… It’s great to play with Neymar, one of the best in the world.”
Do you have a story tip?
Kindly Email: firstname.lastname@example.org