Tomáš Holý

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by kwame Ampadu's Bifta, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. I wonder if anybody could post this on the rumours and transfer board.

    Arsenal are reportedly taking a keen interest in the development of 15-year-old Czech starlet Tomas Holy.

    The Hradec Kralove goalkeeper is highly-rated in his homeland and already stands at over two metres tall despite his young age.

    News of Holy's ability has found its way to Arsène Wenger, and the Gunners boss is now reputedly keeping tabs on the keeper's progress.

    Arsenal are well versed in recruiting the best teens from around the continent and have already raided Eastern Europe for a keeper by signing Wojciech Szczesny in the summer.

    However, Holy is also on the North London club's agenda, according to his agent Pavel Zika.

    "Despite being just 15, he is already two metres tall and Arsenal have already looked out for him," Zika told Idnes.

    The Gunners already have both Vito Mannone and Lee Butcher in their youth goalkeeping ranks, with Jens Lehmann, Manuel Almunia and Mart Poom currently their three first team custodians.

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  2. Natnat

    Natnat Active Member Elite

    Goodness,thats about 6feet 6inch tall( I think)

    GUNNERS4L1FE Well-Known Member

    :lol: :lol: 6 foot 6 at the age of 15, someones been eating there greens. bring him on the more the merrier
  4. kooldawg

    kooldawg New Member


    Well well well, maybe Wenger wants the next Petr Cech :p

    I wouldn't mind him in the squad.
  5. Bobo D. Clown

    Bobo D. Clown New Member


    Nowt more to say than that, more young-stars the better. If they're Cesc good they'll play right away, Clichy good then they'll get a chance and if they're Bentley good they can **** right off and be the big fish in a very small pond. Works out for everyone.
  6. tactica442

    tactica442 Member Trusted

    Aged 15 but already 200cm tall? I begin to worry for the kid's development. Since the kid is only 15, chances are he will grow taller. Will his muscles, neurological development, and coordination catch up his height?
  7. Jameel46

    Jameel46 New Member

    you're overthinking, he's 15, czech, and freakishly tall, sounds good :D ,on the down side he may have giantism :(
  8. Asterix

    Asterix New Member Elite


    if he gets too big he will have trouble getting down to ground shots too
  9. Biggus

    Biggus New Member Elite

    Well he would be one for the far future. If Jens retires next year we need a top class international keeper not more kids. Goalkeeper is a position that especially demands experiance.
  10. Feis-al

    Feis-al New Member

    I think this would be nice if we have some Czech gunners to brief us but I still believe the Russians have an ready solution for us in form of their CSKA Moscow. This kid has played at the top and he is just 19-20years
  11. Jameel46

    Jameel46 New Member

    you're talking about Akinfeev, right? he's a good goalkeeper and wouldn't mind him at Arsenal but only 20, inexperienced GKs for the first team isn't really of Wenger's liking
  12. Mr. Hotshot

    Mr. Hotshot New Member

    But Akinfeev has played in the Champo League twice, won the UEFA Cup, won the Russian League and is a starter fro the Russian National team. I think he's qualified enough in experience terms.
  13. asajoseph

    asajoseph New Member Elite

    Just a reminder guys, when you post links for the Transfer Talk forum, please include the name of the player in the title of the post.
  14. Jameel46

    Jameel46 New Member

  15. kooldawg

    kooldawg New Member

    I wouldn't be suprised, they cant really trust hilario in goal after those freak accidents to cech and Cudicini, not suprised that they'd want a capable youth keeper coming up the ranks in case of future emergencies.

    Its interesting to see Wenger really stocking up on international talent, with the youth setup we're developing i can see us developing into an Ajax or Barcelona type of team with world class youth coming out of our academies. Definately vital to our future success.
  16. Jameel46

    Jameel46 New Member

    how old is that polish keeper that Arsenal signed? and is he any good? and does anyone know if Vito mannone is showing any glimpses of quality?
    anyway seeing as both Chelsea and ourselves are chasing two different czech 15-year-old keepers i just hope we get the better one
  17. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Don't they usually die in their 30ths? so he has time for a career and goalie is not the most demanding on the body as far as cardio work (giants often have enlarged hearts)
  18. M+D

    M+D New Member Trusted

    Wojiech Szeszney (Spelling?) is 16 years old I believe, and I also think that he is in Polands Under 21's team, but I'm not sure. ... 6&cpid=825
    Vito Mannone was extremely highly rated, but the bits i have seen when he has played for Barnsley this season was shaky to say the least. But then, he is only 18, and it is the hardest position for young players IMO.
    Lee Butcher is also reputed to be the next David Seaman, and probably has an exciting future ahead of him.
  19. Linson

    Linson Well-Known Member

    I live in Huddersfield which is right next to Barnsley and many of the fans don't like our poor Mannone already because he's made some errors which have cost them dearly (ie punching the ball to the feet of a striker who gladly scored and won the game for them).
    As for Butcher I didnt realise that he is supposed to be the next David Seaman, I think this may have arisen from the fact that he has openly stated that he idolises Seaman. He won Goalkeeper of the tournament in some French youth tournament by the way, dont know the name of the competition though.

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