Arsenal & Man City Battling Over Highly Rated Serie A Defender

By on May 26, 2012

Stefan Radu

Arsenal and Manchester City are fighting it out to land Lazio captain Stefan Radu, according to Sky Sports News.

The Romanian international has become one of the most highly regarded defenders in Serie A after an excellent season with Lazio, helping them secure a top four finish. This form hasn’t gone un-noticed as Sky Sports sources understand that both Arsenal and City are keen on brining him to the Premier League this summer.

The 25-year-old signed a new contract last summer but it’s reported that Lazio would find it difficult to turn down a substantial offer for their skipper.

Radu can play at both centre back and left back and no doubt his versatility is a quality that appeals to Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini, who are both looking to add to their defensive options this summer.

The former Dinamo Bucharest star has spent four years in Italy and Sky Sports believe that he would be open to a move to England, should the opportunity arise.

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Arsenal will be reluctant to get in to a bidding war with City, as they will be unable to compete with the financial clout at the disposal of the newly crowned Premier League champions, so Arsene Wenger may be wise to move fast if he is to beat Mancini to Radu’s signature.

Would you like to see Radu at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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7 Comments

  1. Nickson Mwangome

    May 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Espect a different Arsenal next season

  2. Kehinde adisa

    May 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    My regards to all arsenal fans.i think if arsenal can buy giroud,vertronghen,hoilet ,nzonzi,and other quality player,the team we be ok for title next season.infact we are in need of player badly.we need to carry troshic,for the past 7yer we have t,they should try and do something about.They should tried and keep ver persie,cos we need him badly.up guners.keep the faith

  3. Anthony

    May 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    The rumors that i wanted to be true is dempsey, hoilett, bosingwa, ahmedov, del peiro and radu.

  4. lisa

    May 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Whether they like it or not, arsenal is picking up something next season, and i bet you it will not be the EMIRATES CUP.

  5. lisa

    May 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Season in,season out. We’ve sold very important and influential players and we have always been contenders for trophies. We sold fab.and nas.last season and we came out 3rd. One time,we sold henry and everyone thought we were out, but we disappointed them. So, i don’t see the hype in whether v.p stays or goes. One thing I know ie that arsenal will still be a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH. GOONER TIL I DIE.

  6. Legend

    May 28, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Wenger always target but he doesn’t buy. Useless, aimless and vissionless manager and board…FOOLS

  7. samuel

    June 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Who is dis radu,no has ever heard of dis guy,go and get quality players nt quantity sign playerz lyk giroud,m’vill,ben arfa,hoilett. Asenal wil win sumfin next seazn.

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