Monza are facing stiff competition from Hellas Verona for the signature of Pablo Mari, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Monza, newly promoted to Serie A for the first time in their history, want the Spaniard on loan (with an obligation to purchase him if they avoid relegation) while Verona are keen to buy him outright this summer.
Presumably, Arsenal, who are happy for him to leave, would prefer the latter but the player will be the one to decide his fate.
Arsenal have received a new bid for Pablo Marì: Hellas Verona are offering permanent deal, Monza pushing for loan with obligation to buy in case they will stay in Serie A next season. ⚪️🔴 #AFC
Decision expected soon but Pablo Marì will 100% leave Arsenal.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2022
Pablo spent the second half of last season on loan at Udinese scoring twice in 15 appearances. They flirted with signing him permanently but baulked at the player’s wages. AC Milan were also rumoured to be interested.
A cursory glance at Pablo’s CV makes for tiring reading. He’s been on the books of nine clubs in four countries in the last decade and must be desperate to settle somewhere at this point. Let’s see what happens next.