Done Deal :Arsenal To Sign Serie A Promising Defender
The name and surname Valentin Antov might not mean a whole lot to football fans, but Arsenal and their Premier League rivals Manchester United know exactly who he is………..Done Deal :Arsenal To Sign Serie A Promising Defender
That is according to Italian outlet Il Resto Di Carlino, relayed by TuttoBolognaWeb, as they state the player was being scouted by both the Gunners and the Red Devils with a view to landing him in the summer.
Instead, Bologna jumped into action and purchased him in January on a loan with a view to buying at €3.5 million, which will become compulsory if he features in more than eight matches that last at least 30 minutes.
The Bulgarian centre-half was already a captain at CSKA-Sofia in spite of being only 20, which shows his maturity for his age.
Heh as already got three full caps for Bulgaria, which is why Arsenal and Manchester United had the star at the ‘top of their notebooks’.
With a contract in Sofia expiring in June 2022, the pair, alongside Paulo Fonseca’s Roma, were waiting for the next transfer market to make their move, but that will now have to wait.
Maybe Bologna saw the chance to make a profit, and if the aforementioned English sides still have a desire to launch the move, they could convince the Serie A outfit to let him go for a fee bigger than the €3.5 million.
Meantime, Arsenal had David Luiz and Bernd Leno sent off as the Gunners threw away a lead and lost to Wolverhampton Wanderes.
Arsenal went ahead when winger Nicolas Pepe held off two challenges from Wolves stars and curled a fine finish into the net.
But the Gunners were reduced to 10 men when the Brazil defender brought down Willian Jose, with midfielder Ruben Neves equalising with the resulting penalty in first-half stoppage time.
Joao Moutinho netted with a brilliant strike from 30 yards out to put his side ahead soon after the restart.