Emirates boss keen on finally landing the ‘Atomic Ant’.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to reignite their interest in Juventus youngster Sebastian Giovinco and are hoping to snap up the youngster this summer according to Italian reports. Arsene Wenger is known to be an admirer of the 23 year old playmaker and hopes that the Turin club’s need to cut its costs will help him secure the pint sized attacker.
The 5ft 4in local born flair player is something of a cult hero at the Serie A club but has failed to secure a regular spot in the first team and new boss Luigi Delneri has been told he must look to offload many of his squad in order for him to be able to finance new additions and Giovinco is said to be one of many who could be offloaded.
The former Italian Under 21 international’s ability to play in a number of attacking positions could well be of great use to Wenger has he looks for more strength in depth and the Gunners boss has been given a big transfer war chest and should easily be able to afford to pay the £12m valuation.
Nicknamed the Atomic Ant, Sebastian Giovinco has a great turn of pace and has all the tricks and mastery of the ball to unlock the tightest of defences. He is always ready to supply the killer pass and could be a top notch addition to Wenger’s Emirates squad. Having been capped 20 times at Under 21 level but never at senior level, the diminutive performer will feel that if he is to finally receive an international cap he will need to get first team football somewhere, so perhaps a move to the Premier League would help his pursuit of that dream?
Previous interest from Arsenal in Giovinco – Manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with a January move for the highly-rated Juventus midfielder ever since a breakdown in contract negotiations occured between the player and the Serie A club. Reports in Italy suggested Juve were refusing to meet Giovinco’s €1 million-a-year (£800,000) salary demands, prompting speculation Wenger would step in. (Telegraph)