North London giants Arsenal will have to pay a lot of money to sign Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha this summer according to the report from popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato.
The Gunners are one of three Premier League clubs on the trail of the Albanian international shot stopper.
The 24-year-old has impressed a great deal for Lazio in recent seasons and it’s not surprising that club president Claudio has slammed a €50m transfer fee on him.
Apart from the Gunners, other London clubs like West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the Lazio goalkeeper.
Thomas Strakosha has kept 37 clean sheets in 121 appearances for his Italian capital club conceding 142 games since he made his Lazio debut seven years ago (in 2012).
The Albanian goalkeeper was instrumental to the recent Coppa Italia win achieved by Lazio via a 2-0 win over Atalanta in their final clash.
Arsenal are in need of a replacement for veteran shot stopper Petr Cech who has retired from football.
The ex-Czech international goalkeeper had earlier said that the just concluded season would be his last one as a professional player.
His last game was the Europa League final which ended in a disastrous manner for Petr Cech and Arsenal after they lost 4-1 to London rivals Chelsea.