Arsenal close in on Italian forward as agent talks up Gunners move


Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco could make a move to Arsenal once his contract  expires with the Old Lady in the summer, according to the player’s agent.

The Gunners were strongly linked with the forward during pre-season, but signed Danny Welbeck on deadline day after failing to land him. The Italian international is set to leave Juventus in the summer once his contract expires, after falling down the pecking order in Turin due to severe competition for striker roles.

The 27 year old’s agent has admitted that their is a possibility of a move to the Emirates Stadium, but stated that the player will evaluate his options at the end of the season. He said:

Giovinco to Arsenal? At the moment only Juventus can negotiate with him, later on however things can change since he has an expiring contract. He also stated that he wants to evaluate options at the end of the season, since right now there is Serie A and the Champions League.
I haven’t met many times with Juventus, on our end we have always been open to it. Fiorentina? We know they like the player, but we’ll need to evaluate the project. Giovinco is 27 years old, he’s in the prime of his career and he has had some important experiences at Juventus.

He would be a right fit at Arsenal, as he is a very skillful player who exactly knows how to utilise the space in the midfield and the Italian also has a keen eye for goal. His superb set-pieces, dribbling skills and inch-perfect passes are sure to trouble any side that are up against him.

There is no doubt that he is an excellent player, but he isn’t in the same League as Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez in terms of quality. However with the Gunners lacking the depth in the squad due to persistent injuries over the past few years, it would be quite an asset to have a player like him coming off the bench.

He will be available for a cut price deal in January or on a free in the summer, but with his agent suggesting that his client wants regular football, which he is not expected to get at the Emirates, a move doesn’t make much of a sense for the player.

It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will really make a move for him, but it seems just some agent talk to me. The priority for Wenger will be to sign a defender and midfield enforcer first and then look for any other additions if he is indeed interested.

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