28 Jan 2022 | 08:50
Dusan Vlahovic joined Juventus from Fiorentina for a fee of 75 million euros. Meanwhile, Inter are willing to pay Atalanta 25-27 million euros to recruit Robin Gosens. Both players received offers from the Premier League but ultimately decided to stay in Serie A.
Vlahovic did not listen to the offers of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United. The Magpies also tried to sign Gosens, but the 27-year-old accepted a lower offer from Inter.
The fact that Vlahovic and Gosens stayed in Serie A inadvertently showed the position of this tournament as well as Juventus and Inter, the two leading Italian clubs. Now, the position of Inter and Juventus is vastly different from those of the Premier League clubs mentioned above, who have not played the Champions League this season and have not created the same competitiveness as both Serie A giants in the decade. via.
However, two examples of Vlahovic or Gosens are only in the minority in the issue of players rejecting the invitation from the Premier League and leaving Serie A. Look at Paul Pogba for example. He was tipped to become one of the best midfielders in the world but has never reached his true potential since leaving Juventus for Manchester United. The France international is once again on the verge of becoming a free agent and will need to make wise choices in order to join a club that is right for him.
Romelu Lukaku is also struggling at Chelsea after moving here from Inter. The Belgium international had expected a contract extension offer from Inter last summer, but the Nerazzurri failed to make their move, so Lukaku returned to Stamford Bridge.
Many other players have failed to impress in the Premier League after their move from Serie A and it is no coincidence that some of them, such as Felipe Anderson, Juan Cuadrado or even Andriy Shevchenko, ultimately decided intending to return to Italy.
Vlahovic and Gosens decided not to move to the Premier League. They stay in an environment that makes a name for themselves because they realize the value that Inter and Juventus can give them. Both Vlahovic and Gosens knew that they could continue to thrive in Turin or Milan without losing time adjusting to a new country, language and culture.
Obviously, Serie A, after many times losing stars, can boast before the Premier League this winter.