‘Vlahovic is better than Haaland’, says Serbian FA president

Dusan Vlahovic-Fiorentina

Serbian FA president Nenad Bjekovic has claimed that Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic is a better player than Erling Haaland.

The two strikers are among the most potent strikers in European football at the moment, but according to Bjekovic, the Juventus frontman is “more complete” than his Manchester City counterpart.

Haaland joined the Premier League champions from Borussia Dortmund this summer and is expected to thrive at his new club.

But according to the president of the Serbian FA, his countryman Vlahovic is the most exciting young forward in the European game. 

“Vlahovic is better and more complete than Haaland,” Bjekovic told Tuttosport via GOAL.

“The Norwegian has devastating power, but Dusan is not inferior: there is also very little difference in their height.

“But the Juventus forward’s variety and styles of player is better. Manchester City and Juventus paid more or less the same fee, including commissions, to sign the two this year from Borussia Dortmund and Fiorentina.”

Despite being about the same age, Haaland is more popular than Vlahovic. The former RB Salzburg player was the top goalscorer in the Champions League in 2020-21 before injury hampered his form last term. He already sits ninth on Norway’s all-time goalscorer list in international football.

But Vlahovic’s stock is just as high after a blistering 2021 that saw him net 33 goals in Serie A, matching the record set by Cristiano Ronaldo 12 months earlier for the most in a calendar year.