Defenders Agent Flying To UK For Talks With Arsenal – Report

By on June 11, 2014

Reports in Italy claim that the agent of defender Angelo Ogbonna will fly to England this weekend with Arsenal among the clubs he’s due to meet with.

The 26-year-old only joined Juventus last summer in a €13m deal from Torino but failed to establish himself as a first team regular during his first season, making just 22 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A champions.

His lack of playing time eventually saw him miss out on a place in Italy’s 23-man World Cup squad and TuttoSport are claiming that the centre-back isn’t interested in returning to Juve to play a bit-part role next season.

The report suggests that the player has instructed his agent to fly to England this Friday where he will meet with representatives from Arsenal about a potential switch to the Emirates this summer.

However, we aren’t the only club in the running as it’s understood he’ll also hold talks with Spurs and Manchester United, while Monaco and Atletico Madrid are also showing a keen interest.

With Bacary Sagna leaving and uncertainty surrounding the future of Thomas Vermaelen, it looks like we’re going to need to bring in another centre-back and Ogbonna would be a useful addition.

He was excellent at Torino before he left and just hasn’t seemed to settle at Juventus, so I’d happily see him join as back-up to Per and Kos. However, it’s unlikely he’ll be willing to join unless he’s guaranteed regular action as that’s the reason he’s leaving Juve, so I won’t be getting my hopes up just yet.


  1. D

    June 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I know Fifa games aren’t really accurate, but they do sometimes get the players growth right and I remember when I used to play it. Ogbonna was always the best defender in the game

  2. Prince Joe

    June 11, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Ogbonna is not happy of not playing regularly, if only we are sincere, we actually need him and another in case of injury which did not give notice, so we should prepare for any eventuality,

  3. chizel

    June 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    But we still need world class strikers in arsenal

  4. Emmanuel

    June 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

    The peanut buyer is in the market again. He refused to activate his buy back option for an established world class player in Fabregas because of the huge money involved but jumps at bringing back Vela who will cost only 3.4 million pounds. The question is, what is now in Vela that Arsenal lacks in the present squad? How would he improve the team? Chelsea is already strengthening, so also Liverpool, yet Wenger is waiting for the last hour of the transfer window after Arsenal may have lost the first match of the new season. I bet Arsenal fans will experience the usual heartbreak once again this summer.

  5. Genesis omeke

    June 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    A lot of rumous, which to believed.?

  6. Ode Emmanuel

    June 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Arsene please hurry up the fans are waiting

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