The Italian press is currently full of reports that Wojciech Szczesny has agreed a €4m-a-year deal with Juventus.
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According to Calcio Mercato, Tuttosport and La Stampa [via Sport Witness], Woj, who’s been on loan at Roma for two years, has allegedly agreed to join Juventus for £13m (€15m) despite the 27-year-old being informed that he’ll have to sit on the bench for his first season behind 39-year-old Gianluigi Buffon.
Buffon has just one year left on his current deal at the Serie A club and it seems he’ll be leaving once it’s over, making way for Woj to take the number one shirt.
It’s an unusual move because even though Woj will be earning a decent enough wage – almost £67k-per-week – he’ll be doing the same thing he would at Arsenal, presuming Arsene Wenger’s told him he’ll remain behind Petr Cech in the pecking order.
With the World Cup coming up next year, you’d think the goalkeeper would want to get himself noticed, which he’s probably got more chance of at Arsenal considering Buffon is a Juventus legend playing his final season.
It would be an odd move but the reports are gathering pace at an alarming rate and the deal is, unfortunately, looking more and more likely by the day.