By Kevin Campbell

10th Nov, 2021 | 11:52am

Campbell makes 'big' Vlahovic prediction after update on '£60m+' Arsenal talks from Di Marzio

Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic “would make a big difference” at Arsenal.

That is the view of former Highbury favourite Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Mikel Arteta’s side’s reported interest in the 21-year-old’s signature.

According to Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio (5th November), Arsenal officials met with Fiorentina last week to discuss a potential £68million deal for the Serbia international.

However, as reported by Violanews, Di Marzio claims the player’s agents are refusing to answer phone calls to discuss a potential move.

Vlahovic has scored 10 goals in 13 appearances this season.

His contract in Italy expires in the summer of 2023.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Vlahovic, Campbell said: “They’re talking about £60million-plus for this lad.

“Fiorentina want an auction and the price could go up.

“He is a really good player. He is a big guy with good feet who knows where the goal is.

“I know Spurs can talk but we need him at Arsenal. We need him badly. Obviously, there is the [Alexandre] Lacazette situation. He isn’t going to sign a new contract. Arteta needs another striker, another star there. I think Vlashovic could be that guy.

“He fits the profile of player Edu and Arteta have been targeting. He is young, strong and can hold the ball up. That would make a big difference to [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang. It could be great business.”

In other news, Kevin Campbell has revealed he is ‘fed up’ after ‘nonsensical’ footage emerges from Arsenal’s clash with Watford.