Thursday, June 18, 2009
The agent of Emmanuel Eboue has declared that the Arsenal player would be tempted by a move to one of Italy’s biggest clubs, but signing a new contract at Emirates Stadium also appears a distinct possibility.
Eboue’s future is in some doubt after a disappointing season for the Ivory Coast international in which he was targeted for abuse by some sections of the club’s support.
The 26-year-old muddied the water further on Tuesday when announcing that he may consider leaving if he is not promised regular football by Arsene Wenger, but only to a club outside England and not one of Arsenal’s Premier League rivals.
Now the versatile player’s agent has encouraged interest from Inter, Milan and Juventus, even if he is open to Arsenal securing Eboue's future on a long-term basis.
"Arsenal offered us a contract extension, proposing to us a four-year deal," Franjo Vranjkovic told Calciomercato.it.
"Emmanuel could free himself soon as at zero cost, but Wenger's offer is very good.
"The player likes the way Arsenal plays.
"I honestly think that Fiorentina and Roma aren't at Eboue's level. The two clubs are not among the top ones in Italy, that's the reality of it. But if any of the Milan clubs or Juventus come after him, that could change things.
"Inter have never contacted us but if they should call us we would be in Italy without any problems. But no one has called me.
"I repeat that the player has a great relationship with Wenger, he's one of his fans.
"There's no problems with the fans either. It's normal that people create great stories about great players but there is absolutely no friction with the Gunners supporters."
Eboue's agent isn't ruling out an Italian job.
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