Costel Pantilimon has emerged as a transfer target with Arsenal set to table a bid for the Manchester City shot-stopper.
The 27-year-old has predominantly been a back-up keeper to Joe Hart and used in cup games.The Gunners are on the hunt for another goalkeeper with Lukasz Fabianski a free agent, now having joined Swansea, and Emiliano Viviano’s loan spell has drawn to a close.
Reports suggest that Arsene Wenger wants a keeper that can provide genuine competition to first-choice stopper Wojciech Szczesny and he is an admirer of Pantilimon.
The 6ft 8in Romanian shot stopper has rejected a new deal at the Etihad Stadium and Wenger could pick him up on a free transfer.Moreover, Pantilimon is thought to be keen to stay in the Premier League despite supposed interest from clubs in Italy and Spain.
Indeed, it remains to be seen whether Pantilimon will make a switch to City’s title rivals in the summer.