There have been a few rumours linking Arsenal with the Torino winger Alessio Cerci, who has reportedly told his club that he is ready to leave if a suitable offer comes to the table, with Arsenal being mentioned by his club President.
Cerci has played for Italy at all levels and was included in their World Cup squad this summer. He can play as a winger or second striker, and managed 13 goals in 35 appearances for his club last season.
The 27 year-old is versatile and, being left-footed, can play on either wing which will appeal to Wenger. He has been valued at around £16m which is well within Arsenal’s budget.The the Torino president Urbano Cairo said in the Star: “There are still four days left in the transfer market, so we’ll see what happens. Of course my desire is to keep hold of him, but we’ll see if we can find a solution that suits everyone.
“I’ve given him my word that we’ll sell him if an adequate offer arrives”
“With Milan it’s all over. Arsenal? There are several options.”
Surely Cerci wouldn’t ask to leave if he didn’t have some big offers on the table, but is Arsenal one of them. And do we really need him?