A fee has reportedly been agreed by Arsenal and Juventus for the transfer of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Italian giants want the Polish stopper to become and understudy, and eventually a replacement for Gigi Buffon (via The Sun).
Talk about some big gloves to fill. Sky Sports are reporting that Juventus want Arsenal stopper Wojciech Szczesny to become a long-term replacement for Gigi Buffon.
The Italian giants have reportedly agreed on a fee with the Gunners and it seems that personal terms will be a mere formality.
27-year-old Szczesny has been at Arsenal since he was 17 and after breaking into the Gunners first-team was sent on loan to Roma after the signing of Petr Cech in 2015.
The Polish stopper spent two seasons at the Serie A club, impressing many, but it still doesn’t look like he will return to the Emirates during the summer.
A number of Serie A clubs were interested in Szczesny – including Roma – but it seems that the Italian champions are going to win the race.
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A fee has reportedly been agreed on between Arsenal and Juventus for the 27-year-old with the Old Lady reportedly looking at the possibility of making Szczesny the long-term replacement to Gigi Buffon.
It remains to be seen whether or not Szczesny is good enough to replace the great Gigi Buffon. There’s no doubt that the Polish stopper is a gifted goalkeeper but seems to lack certain qualities which prevent him from reaching the very top. It could be a big summer for Arsenal in the goalkeeping department with both David Ospina and goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton reportedly set to leave the club as well. It was thought that this would allow an opening for Wojciech Szczesny to make a return to the Emirates but this news suggests otherwise.