In what is surely one of the most surprising transfer rumour this week, Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea are said to be locked in a battle for former Liverpool shot stopper Peter Gulasci.
The Hungarian ‘keeper spent five years of his career at Anfield but failed to make a single appearance for the Reds. The 27-year-old enjoyed various loan spells away at Hereford, Tranmere and Hull City before leaving the Merseyside club in 2013 when his contract expired.
Red Bull Salzburg offered the Hungarian international a chance to revive his career and Gulasci took it firmly with both hands.
He made the total of 64 appearances in Austria before moving to Red Bull Leipzig, the German branch of the franchise club, currently one of the biggest surprise packages in German football.
The Liverpool flop was the No.1 goalkeeper for Red Bull Leipzig last season in his club’s first-ever campaign in the top flight of German football when Bulls managed to finish second and qualify for the Champions League.
According to reports emerging from ESPN, the Hungarian goalkeeper is now set for a return to the Premier League with both Arsenal and Chelsea keeping a close eye on the 27-year-old.
The highly-rated custodian is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Bundesliga and no wonder he grabbed the attention from some of Premier League’s best clubs.
Gulasci has conceded 11 goals in 9 Bundesliga games this season and is regarded as a long-term replacement for Arsenal No.1 Petr Cech. Chelsea, in the meantime, rely on the undisputable Thibaut Courtois but are keen to land Gulasci as a replacement for the second-choice shot stopper Willy Caballero.