Arsenal center-back Johan Djourou is looking for a new home after spending the last 10 seasons with the Gunners. The 25-year old gangly defender joined the Arsenal youth academy as a teenager from Étoile Carouge, and had worked his way into the first team having impressed at youth and reserve levels. However, Arsenal have reshuffled their defence considerably over the last few seasons and the arrival of Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have seen the Swiss international fall down the pecking order at the club.
Having been urged by his national team coach to find a club for which he can play regularly, Djourou has called his agent Flavo Ferraria into action.
In an interview with Radio Crc, Ferraria declared that Djourou will be in Italy next week to meet with a number of clubs and will only leave the Premier League for opportunities in either Spain or Italy as he is keen to prove himself at the highest level.
Ferraria said: “Can Djourou join Napoli? It’s certainly possible, especially as we will be in Italy next week for a series of appointments, At the moment Napoli are not on the list of appointments, but everything is possible. If he leaves the Premier League, then he will play in Italy or Spain. I saw my client the other day and he was enthusiastic about both Napoli and Italy in general. So far we have received an offer worth €10m, but it is up for negotiation. He wants to play for one of the top five Italian clubs”.