Vito Mannone, the Hull City Association Football Club, on loan from Arsenal is slated to be among a host of other players heading for the exit door of the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season as manager Arsene Wenger looks to free up some cash to invest in the team and buy some tried and tested players in order to bring back some sort of respectability to the side.
Having been hammered 4-0 by Italian champions AC Milan at the San Siro in the first leg of the first round of knock out matches in the UEFA Champions League, it is expected that Wenger will be given money to spend in the summer, but he also needs to free up some cash by selling some of the fringe players.
Another player that is almost certain to head for an exit is Russian star Andrei Arshavin, who is almost certain to return to his former club Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia. However, the departure of Vito Mannone, as much unexpected as it is, had long been on the cards ever since the position of the number one goalkeeper in the side was handed over the Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
Having been a crucial part of Hull City’s campaign for promotion back to the English Premier League, the 23 year old Italian is almost certain to stay back at the KC Stadium if The Tigers make any sort of offer to Arsenal. It has also been revealed that several top Italian clubs are also keeping tabs on him with a view to signing him in the summer.
Although the player’s agent refused to reveal the names of the club, it can be understood that some mid-table sides in the Italian League are looking at the option of signing Vito Mannone.