Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has denied reports he is being monitored by English Premier League side Arsenal and says it will take ‘something special’ to leave his present club, Lille for any other club.
Nigeria’s Super Eagle goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama catches the ball during a World Cup 2014 qualifier football match against Ethiopia on October 13, 2013 in Addis Ababas. AFP PHOTO
The 32-year old Lille of France shot-stopper has seen his stock rise over the last year given his impressive displays for club and country – a development which has seen him linked to several clubs across Europe.
But the Nigeria captain has said that he hasn’t heard from Arsene Wenger or anyone at Arsenal, and says it will take something big and special to lure him away from the north of France.
“Something has to happen for me to leave Lille. Lille is such a home for me; it has to take something big for me to leave Lille, something special. I’m not just going to leave Lille for leaving sake like most players do.
“They take pay cuts to leave their clubs; I’m not going to do that. I have a good offer and I’m happy in Lille and it’s like a home to me.”
“I have not heard of any offers from them (Arsenal), but I only read from the pages of newspapers and I have not spoken to my agent about it, but a few things happen,” he told SL10.ng.
Arsenal are reported to be eyeing a number of goalkeepers to provide stiff competition for Wojciech Szczesny, even though they signed David Ospina last summer, but the Colombian is yet to feature this season.
And the Gunners are reported to be looking at other options, with Chelsea’s Petr Cech also mentioned and could move for the Czech international as early as January.