Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Fiorentina’s 17-year-old goalkeeper, Giacomo Satalino, but when I tried to track the rumour to its source I found myself going round in circles.

The first report I came across detailing Arsenal’s interest in the player was in Tutto Mercato Web who referenced the Sun as their source.

When I got to the Sun’s piece, they list their source as ‘Fiorentina News’ (or perhaps they meant ‘news from Fiorentina’) which linked an article on TribalFootball which was actually published after The Sun’s piece.

The Tribalfootball source? The Sun.


So is it true?

Without an accurate source, that’s impossible to tell but the information is coming from somewhere [perhaps this Fiorentina News] and with young players there is less agent nonsense involved so rumours can be more reliable.

I said ‘can be’.

The goalkeeper signed a professional contract in April until 2019 and has two cleansheets in five appearances this season for the Italian’s youth team (conceding nine in the other three games).