The Serbian striker has turned into an absolute hitman and bargain for his current club Fiorentina. The 21-year-old has scored 19 goals so far this season in Serie A and now has a market value of £22.5million. The striker has also overperformed his expected goals by two, which suggests he is a clinical finisher as he converts more chances than expected. Even with all his goals, Fiorentina have had a poor season and currently sit in 14th place. Maybe given Fiorentina's poor form this year and Vlahovic's standout performances, Brighton could sell one star player and bring in this star player?

FIVE strikers Brighton should be looking at this transfer window to push for Europe

Where does a club like Brighton, in the midst of a pandemic, find a silver-bullet striker?

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 6:49 am

Brighton should be in a Champions League spot...that is if they scored all of their expected goals this season.

Albion are desperate for a ruthless striker.

Potter's men are currently in fourth place in the expected points table, but in the actual table they sit in 14th position.

Every other club's expected points total and actual positions are quite in sync, but Brighton are the anomaly of the league - and even across Europe - because they are TWENTY points behind their expected points tally.

Expected Points measures the number of points a team could have expected to have taken from a game, based on the scoring opportunities (xG) that they created and conceded in that game.

If that Leicester team of 15/16 can escape relegation and then go onto win the league, then this Brighton team can certainly find a striker and push for Europe.

But it's easier said than done, where does a club like Brighton, in the midst of a pandemic, find this silver-bullet that has eluded them since the decline of Glenn Murray?

What's the current problem?

Not enough goals, lack of confidence and quality in the box.

The main culprit for this is Neal Maupay. Although he is the club's top goal scorer this season, he has severely underwhelmed.

The Frenchman's xG stats say he should really be on 14 goals, so in essence he's missed around six sitters.

When you take into account Brighton have drawn the most games in the league (13) and have lost a massive 20 points while in winning positions, it shows you how important those missed chances have been.

There have been other terrible misses, Aaron Connolly is guilty of this, Welbeck's missed a couple, Gross too, but as the numbers say, Maupay has been the main offender.

What's the solution?

Strikers. But who? Here's a look at five strikers from across Europe who are producing positive numbers in terms of goals and expected goals:

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