Saturday, June 12, 2010

Arsenal Keen to Sign Palermo Keeper Salvatore Sirigu

Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has joined Arsenal’s long list of goalkeepers whom the club has been linked with since the summer transfer window has begun. Recently, reports were available in the media suggesting Arsenal was very close to signing Fulham’s Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Now according to the latest news, Arsenal has joined Inter Milan and Fiorentina in the race of acquiring the service of the 23-year-old keeper who is also keen to make a move away from Palermo.

Sirigu failed to cement his place in the Palermo first eleven last season and was left out of Italy’s provisional World Cup squad. So, he is now looking for more first team football next season so that he can prove himself and earn a recall from the national team.

Arsenal, on the other hand, has been in search of a goalkeeper as Manuel Almunia and Łukasz Fabiański put on some poor performances last season. The club has already been linked with a number of goalkeepers including Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon and Roma’s Doni.

Salvatore Sirigu is just 23. So, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would like to invest on him. Wenger is well-known for his attraction towards young, talented players whom he can nurture and bring out the best from them.

Sirigu, who is now looking for more action, may fancy a move to the London-based club, considering that he would be able to play in Champions League with Arsenal.

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