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Arsene Wenger is a wily transfer market operator, and it appears that he is more interested in stars of the future rather than big money bids for stars of today. This is highlighted by the story from the source below.
According to Tuttosport, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been blown away by the ability of Sebastian Giovinco, and is ready to table a bid for him and fellow Juventus starlet Claudio Marchisio.
Giovinco is widely regarded as one of the most explosive young talents in Europe currently, and he is being tipped by many experts to be a superstar in the near future.
The 21-year-old, who is back at Juve after spending last season on loan at Empoli, has hit the news recently due to problems regarding the renewal of his contract.
This led to reports last week that English trio Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool were all ready to take advantage of this confusion and bring the young prodigy to the Premiership.
Wenger will travel to next month’s Olympic Games specifically to watch Giovinco, and Italy Under-21 team-mate Claudio Marchisio, also of Juventus. (goal.com)
Giovinco is already very well-known in his Italian homeland, and has been thought of as a very big star for the future. The attacking midfielder had a good season on loan at Empoli last term, where he was one of the few bright sparks in their ultimately fruitless attempt to avoid relegation to Serie B.
Juve boss Claudio Ranieri wants him to play a part in his team’s plans this coming season, but the youngster is making wage demands that the board appear unwilling to listen to, so Wenger is very wise to stake a claim in the player. Marchisio is a little more established at the Turin club, and was also a hit at Empoli on loan last term. Both could be available for as little as £8m and would be very astute purchases.
Do Arsenal fans think that Arsene should continue to bring in players without a great deal of high-level experience?