PSG ultras threaten Juventus striker Vlahovic: Sign and we’ll cut off your fingers

As Paris Saint-Germain step up their interest in Dusan Vlahovic, fans of the French club have issued a violent warning to the Juventus striker after he displayed a controversial gesture on international duty.

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Amidst links to a move for Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, some Paris Saint-Germain supporters have issued a brutal threat to the Serbia international and have made clear their refusal to accept him at the club.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, a small group of PSG supporters displayed a banner outside the Ligue 1 champions’ Parc des Princes stadium aimed at Vlahovic, as the club join the list of suitors targeting the Juventus star.

Vlahovic, in Paris we’ll cut off three of your fingers,” the banner ominously read, in reference to the former Fiorentina striker displaying a “Kuhnen salute” on international duty by raising his forefinger and middle finger along with his thumb.

Controversial gesture at heart of protest

The Kuhnen salute has strong ties to Neo-Nazi movements across Europe and has been outlawed in Germany, after being used as a replacement for Nazi salutes following the collapse of the Third Reich at the end of the Second World War.

The gesture has seen a rise in popularity in Serbia and is viewed as a symbol of Serbian nationalism, as well as a means of provoking anti-Albanian, Croatian and Bosniak sentiment.

Defenders of the salute in Serbia argue that it is merely a show of national pride, but the gesture remains steeped in controversy. Vlahovic has incurred the wrath of PSG supporters after being pictured making the gesture following Serbia’s 2-1 over Portugal in 2021, alongside Juventus teammate Filip Kostic.

Filip Kostic and Dusan Vlahovic celebrate for Juventus (@juventusfc)

Why is Vlahovic linked with PSG?

Arriving from Fiorentina in controversial fashion in January 2022, Vlahovic enjoyed a prolific first season at Juventus and netted seven goals in 15 Serie A appearances.

However, he struggled for form last season and only found the net 10 times from 27 league games, but the 23-year-old remains Juventus‘ most prized asset and his sale would bring in much-needed funds.

The Bianconeri are holding out for at least €70 million for him, whilst Vlahovic is thought to be keen to move to a team competing in the Champions League, paving the way for PSG to make an approach.

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