Emirates boss weighs up Serie A offer.
JUVENTUS are trying to snap up Arsenal’s Armand Traore on a year’s loan.
The Italian giants have been looking for a left-back and hope to nab Traore before the transfer window closes tomorrow.
Juve general director Beppe Marotta said: “Yes, Traore is one of the players we are interested in. We will see what happens.”
The French ace, 20, spent the 2008-09 season at Portsmouth and is behind Gael Clichy and Kieran Gibbs in the pecking order at the Emirates.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger would prefer to sell but cash-strapped Juventus want to secure Traore on loan, with an option to buy him at the end of the season. (The Sun)
Armand Traore has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates due to the emergence of England international Kieron Gibbs and now the 20 year old Frenchman finds himself as the third choice left back at the club and it may well make a great deal of sense for all parties to see the talented youngster sent out to Serie A.
A move to Juventus could only be good for Traore’s continued growth and progression and should he impress in Turin then a permanent deal could follow and I don’t see Arsene Wenger standing in the way of such a deal as long the price was right.
The former Monaco youth player has started just ten Premier League matches in his four years at the club and would surely jump at the chance of the possibility of first team football, especially at a club as weighty as Juventus.