Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Juventus over the signing of striker Mirko Vucinic in this transfer window, according to reports in Talk Sport.
The Gunners are keen to add some depth to their strike force following recent injury problems suffered by the likes of Nicklas Bednter and Theo Walcott, not to mention their over reliance on Olivier Giroud.
The report states that talks are underway between the Serie A side and the north London club, but there appears to be a stumbling block in the way of any deal. It further states that Arsene Wenger is keen to bring the 30 year old striker to the Emirates on loan until the end of the season, while Juventus are only interested in a permanent £8 million switch.
Arsenal were interested in bringing young striker Morata to the Emirates but the talks with Real Madrid have reportedly been stalled which has forced Arsene Wenger to turn his attention to the experienced Montenegro international.
The claims have been backed by TuttoMercatoWeb, who claim that the Gunners are also set to meet with the player’s agent tomorrow to potentially discuss a deal.
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Vucinic began his career with Lecce by signing for them in 2000, after impressing for his local Montenegro side FK Sutjeska Niksic. He then broke through into the Lecce first team, his best season coming in 2004/05, when he scored 19 goals in 28 Serie A games. In 2006/07, Vucinic joined AS Roma on loan and by summer 2008 the club snapped him up for €12 million.
He spent three more seasons in the Italian capital, where he scored a total of 64 goals in 200 appearances for the club in all competitions. In 2011, he moved to Juventus and has won back to back Serie A titles with the Turin side, representing his country 39 times scoring 15 goals in the process.
He is versatile and can play as an out and out striker. He isn’t prolific in front of goal but can score spectacular strikes with his preferred right foot. He creates plenty of opportunities for his side and his skill set, which includes dribbling, playing through-balls and the ability to play on the wing, where he likes to cut inside on the right, makes him a superb play maker.
There’s no denying his talent and, in parts, he has looked like a top player. However, it is goals that the Gunners will require of him and, in this respect he always been consistent. While Arsenal do need some support for Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner, acquiring Vucinic would at the best provide some back up to our strikers. We need someone who could make an instant impact and help them challenge for top honours this season which Vucinic may possibly not be high enough calibre.
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