Julio Cesar has dropped his biggest hint yet that he will leave QPR for Arsenal this summer by admitting he wants to continue living in London.Cesar is expected to leave Queens Park Rangers in the summer with the club relegated to the Championship at the end of last season.
Arsenal are thought to be one of the prime candidates for the Brazilian international’s signature, with Roma and Fiorentina also reportedly interested.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger desires another top goalkeeper to compete with Wojciech Szczesny next term.
Cesar, who was in brilliant form for Brazil during the Confederations Cup, winning the Golden Glove, however, had expressed his happiness in London, with his family settled in England, and again admitted he would prefer to stay in the English Premier League, making Arsenal the favorites for the Brazilian’s signature.
According to Goal ,he said :
Now I have to do things right at my club so I can be considered for the World Cup.
Did my son say he wants to stay in London? Yes, me too. I love the city and I’m enjoying living there.
Arsenal are looking for a keeper after Wojiech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski both underwhelmed last season, and having missed out on Simon Mignolet and been priced out of a move for Asmir Begovic, Cesar might be the perfect solution.
At 33, Cesar’s fee is expected to be around only £1.5million but he would be seen as someone who could come straight into the team and also develop Szczesny and Fabianksi, who both finished last season strongly.
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It’s not as if Szczesny was so poor last season that you don’t think he’ll be a good goalkeeper going forward. Wenger doesn’t need to move for a young player to replace Szczesny. He simply needs a player who can complement the Polish stopper.That’s exactly what Cesar would do.
At this stage in his career, Cesar will not likely be demanding to play first-team football every week. He’ll be happy with the occasional start here and there. Cesar would remain in the Champions League and likely get an occasional appearance in Europe’s premier club competition.
In a couple of years, Cesar’s time at Arsenal would likely be coming to a close. By then a 25-year-old Szczesny would be plenty ready to become a leader at the club and fully prepared and confident enough to handle starting duties each and every week.
Do you want to see him in Arsenal colors?