Emiliano Viviano is the subject of interest from a host of clubs across Europe with London giants Arsenal and Tottenham both keen to acquire the Italian goalkeeper’s signature. According to reports in the Spanish media, Viviano is being scouted by the likes of Torino and Fiorentina in Italy and there could be a real battle in the summer for the 26 year old.
Viviano is co-owned by Inter Milan and Palermo and has slowly and steadily become one of the Serie A’s best keepers. He is number two to Gianluigi Buffon for the Italian National team and has 6 caps to his name. The player has played for a host of Italian clubs including the likes of Brescia, Cesena and Bologna. He failed to usurp Julio Cesar from the Inter goal and hence was forced to move to a club where his talents would be utilised on a more regular basis.
Arsenal will be looking at Viviano to provide a stern test to their current no.1 Wojciech Szczesny, who has been in goal for the club for two continuous seasons. Arsene Wenger will look at Viviano to provide some depth to his goalkeeping line up as well as give him that extra option in case calamity strikes. Tottenham on the other hand are in need of a goalkeeper who can take the reins from the aging Brad Friedel and Viviano does seem to fit the bill.
One is unsure whether the player can perform as consistently while playing for a top four side in the English Premier League but the he has had significant international experience that will be a bonus if he moves to a bigger team with greater expectations. One hopes to see him plying his trade in England and standing tall against some of the fiercest strikers in the world.