Champions League winner confirms Arsenal transfer for star, 4-year deal agreed
The annual summer transfer market is just days before it is officially opened, but the football media wave is already awash with rumors and Gossips linking Arsenal with several transfers.
Arsenal already confirmed the signing of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke 04 last week but the Gunners are likely to be involved in the outward transfer of some players who may be surplus to Arsene Wenger’s requirement.
Arsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny has been on the transfer radar of the Old Lady, apparently, it won’t take long before an announcement for the goalkeeper’s transfer to Juventus is made – the goalie of the Champions League finalist Gianluca Buffon has subtly revealed that a deal is in the offing for the keeper, report the Express.
Buffon, who has manned the post for Juventus for over a decade, was quizzed about the arrival of the 27-year-old Polish keeper and he somewhat responded as though Szczesny has completed a move.
“He’s made the best choice he could make,” Buffon said in response Szczesny deal.
“I also think though that Juve have made the best choice they could make, because Szczesny, in my opinion, had a great season last year.
“I think that it’s an intelligent marriage between the strongest club and the one who was the strongest goalkeeper last year.
“How will we adapt to each other? Easily. One gets called-up, he plays and if you’re not called on you don’t play. It’s a lot simpler than you might thing.
“Because of that I think he’s really made the best choice for his present and his future, and I’m sure he’ll never regret it.
“When you come to Juve – especially if you haven’t been at other big clubs but aren’t used to winning – you understand the difference.”
“He was probably the best goalkeeper in terms of consistency, and saves made.”
Szczesny spent two years on loan with Seria A giants Roma but he had a barnstorming season with the Roman side last season and appealed to the Scudetto holders with his heroic in-between the sticks. Despite the Bianconeri’s refusal to meet his €14m valuation, he has agreed a four year deal in principle with Allegri’s side, reports Skysports.
Arsenal may have a goalkeeping dilemma at hand. David Ospina has admitted that he wants a move away from the Emirates and with the imminent departure of Szczesny, the Gunners will have no choice than to sign an experienced second choice shot-stopper.