With Gianluigi ‘Gigi’ Donnarumma signing a new four-year deal with AC Milan, does this mean that Arsenal can now play hardball over Wojciech Szczesny’s move to Juventus?
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While Juventus appear to be on the verge of signing Woj, they’ve also been linked with 18-year-old Milan goalkeeper, Donnarumma, who kept 12 clean sheets in Serie A last season.
However, the Italy international has just gone and signed a new, four-year deal with his current club, taking him completely off the market and meaning that Juve will now be desperate to sign Woj since he’s the only shot-stopper in the picture.
The Serie A team want the 27-year-old to become Gianluigi Buffon’s successor once his contract runs out next year and now that no one else is in the frame, they might be getting nervous.
There are numerous people, mainly Gooners, wondering why on earth Arsenal are selling their future #1, and even more wondering why they’re asking for £13m for one of the best goalkeepers currently in Europe.
Until this point, Juve have only been willing to pay up to half of that but now, since the Gunners know they’re desperate, they can afford to play hardball and perhaps even get their full asking price.