Top source: Arsenal eye Juve keeper as Cech replacement
- Emil Audero is monitored by Arsenal.
- The keeper plays at Sampdoria on a loan deal.
- The Italian club have an option to sign him permanently.
According to top-tier journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Arsenal have identified the 22-year-old Juve shotstopper as a target, saying the Gunners are 'following the player and are very interested' in him. The Indonesian-born keeper is on a season-loan deal at Sampdoria and the Italian side have an option to sign him permanently in June.
He has made 20 appearances for the club (he has not missed a single minute in Seria), having kept 7 clean sheets so far this season. Tranfermarkt value him at €8m.
The Gunners will have to enter the transfer market as Petr Cech has already announced he'll retire upon the end of this year's campaign. He released the following statement a few days ago:
“This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of the season.
“Having played 15 years in the Premier League, and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve. I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”
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