January Arsenal target Simone Scuffet signs new deal at Udinese

Stadio Friuli Udinese

January target for Arsenal Simone Scuffet has penned a new deal at Udinese this week.

Being dubbed the new Gianluigi Buffon is certainly a whole heap of pressure to put on a young goalkeeper. The Juventus legend is the most expensive stopper in history and considered one of the best of his generation - if not the best.

So Udinese custodian Simone Scuffet must know what pressure feels like.

The 18-year-old has put in some marvellous performances in goal for the club last season, as he quickly became the hottest prospect in the young goalkeeper market. A market Arsenal in particular are shopping around in.

They reportedly looked into his transfer in January, as Arsene Wenger looked content on letting Lukasz Fabianski leave the club. Soon enough the interest seemed to wane, as Arsenal changed focus on replacing Fabianski, with keeping hold of him, after a great run of form from the Pole toward the end of the season.

However, with Fabianski now definitely leaving Arsenal, a contract already in place with Swansea City for next season - Arsenal would be wise to look at Scuffet once again as their challenger to Wojciech Szczesny for number one stopper.

Scuffet is however, seemingly off the market, after signing a new deal with Udinese this week. The talented Italian has signed a new deal at the club - keeping him tied to Udine until 2019.

Speaking about the decision, which was finally agreed on Monday night, Scuffet has since stated on his official Twitter account:

"Proud to have extended my contract with Udinese until 2019 ... it's a great pleasure to continue to be part of the team."

Another possibility off the list for Arsenal - as they continue their hunt for a second goalkeeper at The Emirates.

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