Vito Mannone

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by asajoseph, Jul 4, 2005.

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  1. asajoseph

    asajoseph New Member Elite

    Props to timmyg for pointing this out last week - Skysports have now picked up on it.

    A young, 17 year old Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone apparently looks set to join Arsenal.

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    It's hard to figure this one out though - at his age, Lehmann will be long gone before Mannone would be ready for the first team. Surely Wenger isn't planning for 4 years of Almunia??? Or will there be another 'stop gap' keeper coming in in a few years?
  2. Inter Minan

    Inter Minan New Member

    If he's good enough, surely he could be ready at 18/19?
  3. asajoseph

    asajoseph New Member Elite

    How many goalkeepers do you know that are ready for premiership and CL football at 18-19?

    I've not seen the kid, and know nothing about him though, I have to admit.
  4. Jinn

    Jinn New Member Elite

    Hopefully he'll develop into a quality keeper.
  5. invisibleman18

    invisibleman18 New Member Elite

    Casillas was ready at that age. so who knows?
  6. Soler

    Soler New Member Elite

    Cerci is the only one I know of who's actually played a serious amount of league football at that age in Italy, other than Casillas. Mannone seems like a young keeper is being bought to replace Taylor/Stack. Throwing a youngster in an at the deep end doesn't sound like a good idea at all.
  7. arsenal4life

    arsenal4life New Member

    we were linked to another GK from parma
    i don't remember his name
  8. lee1001

    lee1001 New Member Trusted


    Lehmann...1 year left?
    Almunia...just plain crap!!

    In the next 24 months we need a quality young keeper and a first team keeper.

    Mannone seems to be the young keeper.
    Who know's who the keeper for the first team will be.
  9. asajoseph

    asajoseph New Member Elite

  10. Mark

    Mark New Member Elite

    Couldn't we just sign Isaakson instead? This guy won't be good for years, if ever.
  11. footballus_maximus

    footballus_maximus New Member

    I remember Buffon started playing in his teens in Seria A
  12. arsenal4life

    arsenal4life New Member

    hail the GOD FATHER :mrgreen:
  13. Jinn

    Jinn New Member Elite

    I guess signing this guy doesn't rule out a move for another established keeper.
  14. asajoseph

    asajoseph New Member Elite

    Hmm... Like Ricardo? If Wenger was planning on having Ricardo for a few years (he's the right age), then Mannone would be 'ready' round about the time Ricardo would be looking to retire.
  15. Ratinho

    Ratinho New Member

    The time for Ricard to retire was after the Euro Champs ffs!! :(

    But it's good to see we're still picking up the cream of the youth scene. This guy is pretty well regarded around.

    Still no idea who'll replace Lehmann, but I wouldn't get to excited or ahead of yourselves guys. This guy is a kid, bought to see if we can develop him for the future. Wenger will not even be considering replacing Lehmann with him.
  16. timmyg

    timmyg New Member

    I agree with Ratinho there. Mannone is being picked up as a youngster, not a first team challenger.

    He'll be being brought in to replace Taylor/Stack while working on his game. I'd like to see an established keeper come in to replace Lehman, but I don't think it's going to happen....
  17. arsenal4life

    arsenal4life New Member

    and what about Andrea Consigili , we have linked to him in december and who is better
  18. demoman50

    demoman50 New Member

    Frey, signed a loan deal with Fiorentina.
  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Totally agree with you ...
  20. humble_genius

    humble_genius New Member

    maybe this guy is a new cesc cept for keeping :)

    but surely he is taking stack/taylors place, heres hope we get frey or isaakson, to be honest only seen highlights and 2 games but from what i saw the man is sensational!

    p.s. why doesnt wenger make a move for kirkland as a backup keeper, the guy was so good before liverpool, surely he would go pretty cheap and make a pretty good backup for arse, at least compared to alumnia
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