Arsene Wenger is rumoured to be lining up a move for Greek goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino as back up to current Arsenal number one Wojciech Szczesny.
The Gunners boss has reportedly earmarked the 17-year-old as a potential option as he tries to beef up the competition for Polish international Szczesny. Despite his tender years Kapino has already been capped by Greece becoming their youngest full international after making his debut against Romania in November.
Goalkeeper has always been a problem position for Wenger with Manuel Almunia free to leave the Emirates Stadium whilst Lukasz Fabianski has failed to sufficiently impressive the Frenchman after a series of unconvincing performances. Vito Mannone has also struggled to convince the Arsenal chief he’s up to the task of providing backup for Szczesny.
A move for Kapino is now being touted after the teenager’s magnificent displays for club side Panathanikos after the departure of Alexis Tzorvas to Palermo and Stefanos Kotsolis being sidelined with injury. His gangly frame, dominance in the air, excellent positioning and incredible shot stopping abilities have led to him being dubbed the future of Greek goalkeeping.
Several leading European clubs have been touted with an interest in his services with Inter Milan reportedly preparing a bid to bring him to the San Siro in the summer. However Arsenal will now hope to convince Kapino that his future lies in North London and ready to table a £2 million offer for him.