Arsenal & United fight for teen goalkeeper starlet


Arsenal and Manchester United look like being beaten in their chase for goalkeeping prodigy Stefanos Kapino.


The Daily Mail has reported that Inter Milan are leading Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson in the chase for the 17-year-old sensation from Greece.


Both the Gunners and the Red Devils have goalkeeping issues to resolve and the 6’5” teenager from Panathinaikos is seen as a very promising player.


Kapino came into the first after Pana’s regular number one was sent off and the exciting young ‘keeper has yet to relinquish his place.


Greece national team manager Fernando Santos was so impressed by what he saw he handed Kapino a first international cap in a friendly against Romania last November.


Kapino has impressed with his temperament and an ability to take charge of the defenders in front of him.


Wenger’s interest could stem from the dearth of suitable back up for current Emirates Stadium first choice Wojciech Szczesny.


Manuel Almunia is no longer used for first team duty and Vito Mannone has been sent out on loan to Hull City once again.


The accepted number two is Lukasz Fabianki – a Pole like Szczesny – but he has been out with a knee injury for the past couple of months.


Ferguson has an altogether different problem facing him, whereby he must choose between two underperforming ‘keepers to give the number one psot.


Summer signing David De Gea has so far been unimpressive since his move form Atletico Madrid and Norwegian Anders Lindegaard has proven to be just a s fallible when he was given his chance to start.


Kapino’s reputation is growing amongst Europe’s top clubs and a bid of around £2milllion is thought to be enough to secure his signature.

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