With Petr Cech now 35, it’s understandable that Arsenal would be looking around for a new goalkeeper, one capable of being better than David Ospina, the club’s current second choice for the role.
According to previous reports in Italy, one of the club’s targets was Andriy Lunin.
The 19-year-old, who currently plays for Zorya Luhansk in his native Ukraine, was allegedly a target for the Gunners, who will now have to look elsewhere, since he’s accepted to join Inter instead.
This is what Gazzetta dello Sport report on Friday, claiming the youngster will be joining the Serie A side very soon after they saw off ‘dangerous’ competition from Arsène Wenger’s club.
While the transfer has not been made official, the Italian newspaper explain that barring any shocking surprises, he will be an Inter player next year, preparing himself to replace Samir Handanovic down the line.
Signed from Dnipro last summer, the 19-year-old, who already has one cap for his country, has been a key member of Zorya’s season, starting 29 games, conceding 41 goals and keeping nine clean sheets.