Although it’s now been a week since transfer deadline day, people are still talking about Arsenal breaking their club record transfer fee of £15 million to spend a whopping £42.4 million on Mesut Ozil who joined from Arsenal on a loan term contract. However he wasn’t the only signing made that day, with goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano also joining the Gunners on deadline day!
In all the hype that turned out to be an interesting summer transfer deadline day for all Arsenal fans alike, of course we were excited by the incoming transfer of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a club record breaking £42.4 million deal. However many are forgetting we also brought in a keeper on Monday too, called Emiliano Viviano.
Emiliano Viviano has joined Arsenal from Serie B side Palermo on a season loan long deal worth an estimated £875k fee, or the equivalent of 1 million euros. Expected to be on relatively low wages, Viviano won’t cost Arsenal a lot this season, and the good thing about this deal is apparently the option to buy the Italian at the end of the season has been included into the loan agreement with a valuation of 5 million euros expected!
Overall Arsenal have had quite a disappointing summer in terms of transfers. For most of the window we had seen a lot of players go out the door one way or another, whilst we were left eagerly anticipating when the real business would begin. That business never did come, until yesterday when Arsenal fans and I think most of the world stood back in shock to see that Arsenal had pulled off signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
Arsenal have had their third summer signing confirmed, with the reported loan deal for Italian goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano now concluded and made official! Before there was official word from Arsenal on the deal, Viviano’s parent club, Palermo, made it very clear that the goalkeeper has left for the Emirates.
The news may only be in Italian so far, but the terms and conditions of the loan deal are being widely reported on social networking site Twitter, with several reliable sources stating that the deal has a 1 million euro transfer fee to take the Italian to Arsenal, whilst a fee ranging between 5/6 million euros is mentioned as the price tag that can be met to purchase the player at the end of the loan deal.