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Agent Confirms Arsenal Contact Over Signing Argentinean Midfielder
The agent of Argentine midfielder Jose Mauri has claimed that Arsenal are among a host of clubs who’ve been in contact about luring his client away from doomed Parma this summer.
The Italian outfit are on the brink of going under and it seems clubs are lining-up to pick-off their top talent on the cheap.
One such player is Jose Mauri. The 18-year-old has been attracting interest with some eye-catching displays in Serie A and it looks like Arsene Wenger is on the case.
The midfielders agent has been speaking to Italian outlet Calciomercarto and he’s confirmed that Arsenal are among as many as 30 clubs who’ve been in contact to express their interest in signing Mauri.
However, while clubs are keen to take advantage of Parma’s demise, the players representative warned that no decision will be made over a move until the clubs future is resolved.
“You won’t believe it if I tell but around 30 clubs have contacted me for him. There are many clubs in Series A [AC Milan, Juventus], but not only in Italy. José is in great demand abroad, above all in the Premier League (Arsenal, Chelsea) and elsewhere (Bayern Munich).”
“The situation of Parma has certainly encouraged many clubs to come alive, to see if the boy can go on a free from his current club. His exit, however it is not at all obvious. José has been put in default now and hasn’t received his salary for seven months, but until there is clarity on the possible failure of the Parma we can’t say that he will be free to choose the next team to play for,” the players agent said.
Mauri is an Argentinean-born central midfielder but he’s already represented Italy at under-17 level and hopes to break into the senior set-up soon.
With Parma on the verge of folding, it seems almost certain he’ll be on the look-out for a new club this summer and it appears Arsenal are keen to lure him to England.
However, competition looks like it’s going to be fierce with the likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Juventus all also interested in the player, so we’ll do well to win the race for his signature.