Wojciech Szczesny has allegedly agreed to sign a permanent deal with Napoli.
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Woj has spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma, swiftly becoming one of the most solid goalkeepers in Europe and making Arsenal fans long for his return to north London.
Although Petr Cech is Petr Cech, at the age of 35, he’s not the shot-stopper he once was at Chelsea and while David Ospina has his heart in the right place, he’s not good enough for the Gunners.
Therefore, most Arsenal fans were looking forward to having a young, exciting yet competent pair of safe hands between the sticks. Especially one who had come through the academy.
However, if reports coming from Italy are anything to go by, Woj might not be returning after all.
II Mattino claims that the 27-year-old has agreed to leave Arsenal for Roma’s Serie A rivals, Napoli, who are looking to replace their current number one, an ageing Pepe Reina.
The Italian club supposedly weren’t too keen on Woj’s £10m asking price. However, they’re now apparently ready to negotiate.
The player himself, who has one year left on his Arsenal contract, says that he wants to return to the Premier League but also needs to be number one. He’ll talk with the club over the summer.