Posted on Monday, 19th March 2012 by Tony Merakli
Udinese shot-stopper Samir Handanovic has revealed he could quit the Italian side for a ‘great club’ at the end of the season, putting Arsenal on red alert.
The Gunners were previously linked with the Slovenian goalkeeper last summer and could rekindle their interest in the 27-year-old as they look to bring in competition for Wojciech Szczesny, with both Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski’s futures at Arsenal in major doubt.
Handanovic has been with Udinese since 2004, making over 200 appearances for Zebrette, and has been one of Serie A’s most consistent goalkeepers during this time.
Quotes from talkSPORT.com claim Handanovic recently told Italian SKY TV:
‘I am ambitious, but if I leave Udinese it will only be to sign for a great club. The president knows this so I am calm.’
Handanovic only signed a new five-year deal last summer with Udinese, so any interested clubs, including Arsenal, will almost certainly have to pay a sizeable fee to acquire the experienced goalkeeper, should he decide to leave the Stadio Friuli at the end of the season.
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