Some weekend transfer tittle-tattle to tide you over until some actual news.
First up, Alex Iwobi is being linked with a move to Lazio. Reports from Italy suggest they’re on the brink of signing a player from an English club for a fee of around €25m, and the Nigerian international is the man they’re after.
They also have an interest in Lucas Perez too, going back to earlier in the summer. Of course the two sides meet in Stockholm on August 4th, our final warm-up game of pre-season before we face Man City in the Premier League, so perhaps there’ll be more than boardroom niceties going on that day.
Meanwhile, from Colombia, a story that says David Ospina could be a target for Fulham. This is very confusing as Fulham are a team from London, England and not Turkey. Quite how this has happened we’re not sure, perhaps there’s been a glitch in the matrix.
It’d surely be a tempting offer for Ospina because it’d probably mean he doesn’t have to move house, and regardless of whether you’re a football or not, moving house is a massive pain in the arse. Could that swing it for Fulham or will the lure of Turkey finally be too much for the former Nice man to resist.
Then there’s this from Marca:
Arsenal are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Borussia Mochengladbach goalkeeper keeper Yann Sommer, although face competition from Barcelona, who want him to replace their outgoing second-choice keeper Jasper Cillessen. [Marca] #afc pic.twitter.com/kHSnspn0mO
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) July 21, 2018
It’s pretty clear now that, with five keepers already on the books and with a new deal given to one of the young goalkeepers at the club, Unai Emery is planning a unique system of rotation, choosing a different guy for each game to ensure none of them get too tired.