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Arsenal Linked With £3.4m World Cup Keeper Move: Wenger Encouraged to Make Eduardo Move

by Christian Bailey

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Portugal's goalkeeper Eduardo reacts after their 2010 World Cup second round soccer match against Spain at Green Point stadium in Cape Town June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Arsenal have been approached about a deal for Portugal international goalkeeper Eduardo.
The Sporting Braga keeper was destined to sign for Genoa but Braga would prefer him to join Arsenal for a cut-price £3.4m, which is the buy-out clause stipulated in his contract.

The 27-year-old has been impressive during the World Cup but Arsenal have a deal in place for Fulham’s Mark Schwarzer and would need to offload Manuel Almunia before bringing in two keepers. (Daily Mail)

Eduardo looked pretty solid during Portugal’s World Cup campaign, especially against Spain when he tried his hardest to keep his side in with a shot of making it to the Quarter Finals. Arsene Wenger has two good prospects in Wojciech Szczesny and Vito Mannone so in many ways a short term solution in the form of veteran Mark Schwarzer may make more sense, but that being said the Sporting Braga man would be a very affordable option at the price stated by this source.

It does seem likely that Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski will be making way for replacements following one too many blunders by the pair.


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