Serie A outfits eyeing move for Arsenal highly-rated defender

By | January 14, 2022

Lazio are keen on signing Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares, according to the latest reports in Italy.

The 21-year-old joined the Gunners last year, signing for around £8 million from the Primeira Liga giants Benfica.

Nuno has played 18 times this campaign, starting ten matches across all competitions, with six of Tavares’ starts coming in the Premier League.

His most recent appearance came in the FA Cup defeat to the Championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday. The left-back was substituted 35 minutes in after starting the match very poorly.

The Portugal Under-21 international threw his gloves to the ground in frustration as the ace sulked his way off the field.

The situation seems to have been put to bed after Mikel Arteta said he was impressed with the talent’s reaction

However, the Italian outlet La Gazzetta Dello Sport (via the Express) state that I Biancocelesti are considering a bid for him this month.

The Serie A outfit are keen on bringing the player in on loan with an option to buy after expressing an interest in him last summer.

A move for the former As Aguias prodigy would only be possible if Maurizio Sarri’s side offload Manuel Lazzari, the report also says.