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Arsenal man linked with a shock move to Italian minnows

According to reports from Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal outcast Carl Jenkinson has been touted with a move to Serie A new boys Hellas Verona.

Arsenal signed Carl Jenkinson from Charlton Athletic back in 2011 and during the time, the 25-year-old was considered as one of the finest young talents to have emerged out of English football. In addition, Jenkinson has been a lifelong Arsenal fan and many felt that the two would be a match made in heaven.

Fast forward six years though, Jenkinson has failed to deliver on his immense promise at Arsenal and following loan spells at West Ham United as well as a very unsuccessful campaign last term at the Emirates Stadium, where he made only 5 appearances in total, the 25-year-old now looks set to depart the Emirates Stadium on a permanent basis.

Despite his struggles, a number of Premier League clubs were said to have registered an interest in signing Jenkinson this summer and Crystal Palace have been touted as a realistic destination for the one-time capped England International.

With Jenkinson only having a year remaining on his current deal at Arsenal, his move to Palace seemed like a formality but the transfer has not come into fruition as of yet and it does look like the Eagles have lost interest in signing the ex-Eastbourne Borough man.

Now in arguably one of the most random speculations of the summer transfer window, Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport have gone on to claim that Jenkinson is currently wanted by Serie A outfit Hellas Verona.

Verona managed to earn promotion into the Italian top flight by finishing in second place in the Serie B last season and the Gialloblu are currently said to looking to strengthen their squad this summer as they prepare to mix it up with the big boys during the upcoming campaign.

Verona had to deal with the Antonio Cassano fiasco recently and in another surprising move, they are said to be looking to acquire the services of Jenkinson. It is unclear how this rumor have emerged but if indeed Verona are interested, Jenkinson would be awarded with a brand new adventure to revive his career in new surroundings.

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