Wojciech Szczesny looks set to complete a season long loan move to Serie A side Roma (via Arsenal.com), but Italian agent Claudio Pasqualin insists that he would be better off staying put at the Emirates, as reported by Tutto Mercato Web.
Pasqualin claims bringing Szczesny to Rome is pointless, as the Italian side already already have Morgan De Sanctis on their books.
Szczesny is obviously not making the move to Roma just to sit on the bench, as he could do that comfortably at Arsenal. So either he is being brought in to replace the ageing 38-year-old De Sanctis, or he is set to be very disappointed when he gets to the Italian capital.
“There is (Morgan) De Sanctis already there, who is very good,” said Pasqualin.
“How could you make him the reserve?
“[Szczesny] is one you cannot buy, unless your purpose is to create a debate within the supporters.
“Let’s go get Sczczesny, but why? You have to have respect for the fans for this. But no.”
Petr Cech’s arrival is obviously likely to see Szczesny drop further down the pecking order – with the Pole losing his starting spot to David Ospina last season – and regular first team football is important for his development.
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Arsene Wenger is convinced the 25-year-old still has a future at Arsenal (via Arsenal.com), so hopefully the controversial shot-stopper can grow in Serie A and return a better and more mature goalkeeper.