Arsenal’s new search for a goalkeeper could finally end with the purchase of Emiliano Viviano. Arsene Wenger has been looking for a new goalkeeper this summer after uncertainties over some of Wojciech Szczesny’s performances last year. The club were close to sealing a move for Julio Cesar but the move broke down.
Since then the club have been linked with Asmir Begovic, Victor Valdes, Pepe Reina, Petr Cech, Iker Casillas and most recently Vicente Guaita with moves failing to materalise, however Viviano could finally seal the deal Wenger has been looking for.
The Arsenal boss considered a move for the Italian in 2011 but pulled out of the deal. The Italian was instrumental in Fiorentina’s fine Serie A campaign last year while out on loan but with parent club Palermo suffering relegation to Serie B, Viviano wants out and Wenger wants him.
Giorgio Perinetti, Palermo’s director, confirmed an English club had inquired about him.
“There is an English path that exists for Viviano. However, it all still needs to be verified. We will see over the next few days whether the transfer will be possible or not.”
With Wenger promising transfer activity between now and 2 September, Viviano could well be one of the targets, the Frenchman in pursuing.