There is a new name that can be added to the long list of players that Arsenal are reported to be interested in, Torino defender Armando Izzo.
The Italian international is valued at £27 Million following an impressive season with Torino and helped his club secure a seventh-place finish in Serie A.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is determined to overhaul his defence, however, with a low budget, he is restricted in the type of player that he can land.
Izzo falls within the budget and is an upgrade on the likes of Shkodran Mustafi and would bring stability to a porous Arsenal defence.
Torino only conceded 37 goals last season and Izzo was integral to that fine record.
Man Utd, Everton, AC Milan and Lazio are also reportedly keen but the Italian media is claiming that it is Arsenal that are the front runners.
Torino does not want to sell thus the £27 Million price tag and while that is a large portion of Emery’s budget it is affordable once Arsenal players sales are taken into consideration.
Milan and Lazio will struggle to meet the valuation placed on Izzo but United and Everton should have no problem affording the fee.
I know little about Izzo but I do know the Torino defence and considering their limitations elsewhere on the field their defensive record was impressive and he was a crucial part of that. He clearly has the talent but the obvious concern is, would be able to transfer his Serie A form to the Premier League?