Arsenal and Everton target Armando Izzo signs new deal with Torino

first_imgArmando Izzo has committed his future to Torino (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal and Everton target Armando Izzo has put an end to transfer speculation by signing a new contract with current club Torino.The centre-back has been tracked by the Premier League sides after an impressive season in Turin that saw him called up to the Italy national team for the first time.Both the Gunners and the Toffees were thought likely to be making bids of around £22m for the 27-year-old this summer, but they will now be putting away their cheque books.Torino confirmed on Friday that they have tied down the former Genoa man to a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2024, ending the hopes of his suitors this year.ADVERTISEMENT#Izzo2024 🤩Armando has signed a five year contract with Torino FC🔥#SFT pic.twitter.com/PaTFenLO3X— Torino FC English (@TorinoFC1906_En) July 19, 2019 Comment AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are in the market for a centre-back after the struggles of Shkodran Mustafi last year and the likely departure of Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman went on strike this summer.Everton are also short in that position after Kurt Zouma returned to parent club Chelsea following a year-long loan, and Blues boss Frank Lampard declared his intention to keep him at the club.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIzzo was seen as a good option by both teams and the Italian certainly agreed, describing himself as Italy’s second best centre-back when asked about his future in June.‘In the meantime I am happy, everyone likes to be courted,’ Izzo told Gazzetta dello Sport.‘I have another four years on my contract with Torino, I want to arrive and show my worth. I don’t like it to be said simply that I am a good player, I am worth more.‘Italian defenders, apart from [Juventus centre-back Giorgio] Chiellini, I don’t see others stronger and more determined than I am.‘I am honoured to wear the Torino shirt and I will be committed until the last day I wear it.’MORE: Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in contention to be one of Arsenal’s club captains this season, says Unai EmeryMORE: Arsenal face competition from Everton for Wilfried Zaha transfer Arsenal and Everton target Armando Izzo signs new deal with Torino Advertisement Phil HaighFriday 19 Jul 2019 8:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link55Shares Advertisementlast_img

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