Arsenal have reportedly made contact with highly rated stopper Andrei Radu according to his agent. Radu is considered as one of the promising young stoppers in Italy with the player impressing this season at Genoa.
Radu performances have caught the eye of several teams including Arsenal as they look to sign a replacement for Petr Cech.
Cech had earlier announced his intentions to retire at the end of the season to take up the position of Sporting Director at Chelsea.
Radu is viewed as a decent signing to replace the outgoing Chelsea legend and his agent has further given credence to a potential transfer.
Speaking to FCInterNews Radu’s agent Crescenzo Cecere revealed that a number of clubs have contacted him about a potential transfer for his client including Lyon and Arsenal.
‘The player is from Genoa and has a contract with them for another two years,’ Crescenzo Cecere, told FCInterNews. ‘Inter has a right to recall him and if they want to exercise it, it will depend only on them, and we’ll listen to them. ‘There are so many teams interested, including Lyon. ‘Recently, there was also an enquiry from Arsenal. He is a very interesting prospect since he is growing a lot, from all points of view.’
Radu is known for his excellent shot stopping skills and was the hero for Genoa in the final game away to Fiorentina making sensational saves to claim a vital draw that kept the club safe from relegation.
One potential snag to the deal is that the 22-year-old is technically on-loan from Inter Milan who view him as a long-term replacement for current number one Handanovic.
Nevertheless, Arsenal can secure the transfer if they offer a decent fee for the player valued at around £15 million.