Report: Viviano to prematurely end loan?


Emiliano Viviano’s season-long loan deal with Arsenal could be cut short with Bologna reportedly interested in signing the Italian keeper in January.

The 28-year-old only moved to the Emirates in the summer but with Wojciech Szczesny ensconced as the club’s number one and Lukasz Fabianski still considered the first choice backup he’s yet to make a competitive appearance in Arsenal colours.

The current status quo isn’t out of the ordinary for Viviano. His career has seemingly been a series of permanent moves followed by immediate loan spells. Currently owned by Palermo he spent last year playing regularly for Fiorentina but also has the likes of Inter Milan, Cesena, Brescia and Bologna on his CV.

It is the latter club, for whom he played between 2009-11, that are reportedly keen to sign him again (albeit according to a rather spurious report on Tutto Mercato Web).

Arsenal do have an option to buy Viviano outright from Palermo in the summer, but much will likely depend on when Lukasz Fabianski decides to leave. The Pole is out of contract in the summer but could push for a move in the coming weeks.

(Link courtesy of @JamieDalton82)

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