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Town Among Clubs Linked With Italian Striker
Saturday, 12th Nov 2016 15:45

Town, Nottingham Forest and Brighton are keen on former Arsenal and Fiorentina striker Arturo Lupoli, according to a report in Italy.

Lupoli, 29, is currently with Pisa but is expected to leave the Serie B side in January, despite being contracted until the summer of 2018.

According to Gazza Mercato, the Blues and Forest have been showing interest for several weeks, while Brighton have more recently joined the hunt.

Former Italy U21 international Lupoli joined Arsenal’s academy from Parma and while with the Gunners spent time on loan with Derby County before moving on to Fiorentina in 2007.

While with the Viola the Brescia-born frontman had spells on loan at Treviso, Norwich City and Sheffield United.

He moved on to Ascoli permanently in 2009 and since then has had stints with Grosseto, Varese, Honvéd (loan) and Frosinone before joining Pisa in 2015. Last season he was with Catania on loan.

Town will certainly be in the market for another striker in January, however, they’re likely to be targeting a bigger frontman than 5ft 8in tall Lupoli, having sold target man Daryl Murphy to Newcastle United close to the end of the August transfer window.

West Ham striker Ashley Fletcher, who was recently watched by manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor, would appear to be a more likely addition.

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OwainG1992 added 16:00 - Nov 12
He was outstanding for me on football manager 2007....if that helps?

DurhamTownFan added 16:07 - Nov 12
Doesn't sound like a MM signing apart from that he's on a free. Too small and not enough experience of the 'scrap' in the championship!

12th_Man added 16:11 - Nov 12
Never going to happen

Bluetone added 16:13 - Nov 12
1 He's no a big lump
2. He's not Irish
3. If you add "o"to his name it sound like a disease.

Therefore this is extremely unlikely


italianotractor added 16:21 - Nov 12
I saw him a few times with my local team Ascoli, lower have of seria B is not a good standard and didn't impress paper talk I guess

chepstowblue added 16:43 - Nov 12
My initial impressions are.........cheat,lazy and diver !

BlueandTruesince82 added 17:34 - Nov 12
Sorry Owain he cant have because he was banging in goals for me at Valencia!

I cant see this at all, more paper tosh

therein61 added 17:36 - Nov 12
Another has been looking for a meal ticket(if you can believe the media) sounds like a Mick signing to me!!!!! but surely we have enough of them already??

lightingblue added 19:05 - Nov 12
Is he a delivery pizza man working for either papa johns or dominos!!! Yummy sign him up.

dirtydingusmagee added 19:23 - Nov 12
The photo shows him when told Mick Mac was interested in him , near to tears poor sod .

Shineyblueknives added 20:36 - Nov 12
No no no no no. Why would we take on someone who was previously at the scum...
How many people have we signed that had previously been at the carrot patch had been any good....
Lupoli is only ever good on old footie manager games

midastouch added 21:55 - Nov 12
Please no, his goal scoring record is terrible, see here:
He's never even managed double figures in a single season! I can't believe other teams are in for him as well, somebody must be making this up!
If he's about assists and has a lot more to his game then it might be a little more palatable, but if we are looking for goals (which we are!) then please no!!!

planetblue_2011 added 09:33 - Nov 13
Can't see this happening, more likely to go to Brighton they are higher up in the league.
Get the West Ham youngster fletcher.

planetblue_2011 added 09:33 - Nov 13
Can't see this happening, more likely to go to Brighton they are higher up in the league.
Get the West Ham youngster fletcher.

sebosus101 added 10:07 - Nov 13
he was quality at derby and i liked him then, not sure how good he is now. Bit similar to sears i think.

martin587 added 10:47 - Nov 13
I'd rather stick with what we already have.!!

pumpee added 16:07 - Nov 13
Going by where he has been, he would be a good addition to send out on loan

guentchev added 07:02 - Nov 14
He's a winger and striker so it's not impossible that we might be in for him. Seems to have hit a bit of a rut in the goal scoring department though.

AYACCA added 08:00 - Nov 14
He's Italian so automatically better than all our English players. Get him in. Forza Italia!!!

Razor added 11:20 - Nov 14
Yup agree with the general comments above about his quality but at least we are looking at STRIKERS so I guess that at least is encouraging-----pity what should have been done in te last transfer window was not done to prevent us having to play ctach up----AGAIN!!

Michael11 added 16:18 - Nov 14
I think it's pretty obvious who Daryl Murphy's replacement is.....Daryl Murphy! He'll more than likely return on loan in January with us contributing the same wages he was on here. He'll be surplus to requirements and still picking up a massive wage. Everyone's a winner!

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