LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal confirmed on Wednesday that unsettled goalkeeper Vito Mannone will make a transfer move to join another English Premier League club, Sunderland for what they say is an undisclosed fee.
Reports reaching SportingAlert, however, say that the Italian has left the club on a £2-million deal.
The 25-year old was at Arsenal for eight years, where he featured 23 times for the Club since joining from Atalanta in 2005.
Mannone played an important role in the Arsenal first-team squad for much of the campaign last season when both Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski picked up injuries.
He featured in nine Premier League games and four in the UEFA Champions League outings and Arsenal have given their blessings to the talented keeper.
“Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Vito for his contribution to the Club and wish him well for his future career,” the Gunners said on its website at www.arsenal.com.
Meanwhile, another English Premier League side, Liverpool have also confirmed the departure of one of their players to a fellow EPL side, with Jonjo Shelvey completing his transfer move to Swansea City.
The 21-year-old made 69 appearances for Liverpool and scored seven goals since joining the Reds from Charlton Athletic in May 2010, but he struggled to keep a place in the first team.
“Everybody at Liverpool FC would like to wish Jonjo all the best for the future,” the Anfield club said on its website at www.liverpoolfc.com.