Sampdoria have confirmed that they will purchase Juventus goalkeeper Emil Audero at the end of his loan spell this summer, improving Arsenal’s chances to sign the 22-year-old.
Sampdoria and their club president Massimo Ferrero announced on Tuesday that they have amended their loan deal with Juventus. The original deal had an option to buy and a counter option for his parent club, however, the new agreement obliges Sampdoria to purchase the player at the end of the season.
According to Di Marzio, Sampdoria will pay around €20m (£17.5m) to sign the goalkeeper this summer. Meanwhile, David Amoyal writes that after the links between Arsenal and Audero for this summer, taking Juventus’ buy-back clause off the table ‘makes it easier for [The] Gunners to make a move’.
Recent reports suggest Unai Emery’s transfer team are following Audero, and they hold an interest in signing the goalkeeper for next season. Di Marzio previously wrote that the player himself likes the Premier League and Arsenal in particular.
Amoyal added that he thinks the move would be ‘a great investment’ for the club, considering Audero’s age (22), his low wages and his excellent form this season. The goalkeeper is almost managing a clean sheet every other game this season, with nine in 22 matches overall.
Hopefully, Lucas Torreira can put in a good word about Arsenal and negotiations for a permanent transfer will go smoothly this summer. With Petr Cech on the way out, the squad could certainly do with reinforcements in goal.