Wojciech Szczesny is reportedly set to complete his move to Juventus in the ‘coming days’.
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Szczesny is set to return to Italy after spending two seasons on loan from Arsenal at Roma. However, this time, it’ll be to Serie A giants, Juventus, and Calcio Mercato claim this could happen in the ‘coming days’.
Now that Juve have sold Neto to Valencia for £8m – the same fee that they’re thought to be paying for Szczesny – they’re even more desperate to wrap up their deal for the Poland international.
The deal has been edging closer and closer now for a number of weeks, with the Old Lady apparently confident of signing the 27-year-old goalkeeper. However, Arsenal have been playing hardball and demanding £13m, which Juve aren’t willing to offer.
In fact, the Italian club were said to have only initially put forward around £4m for Szczesny, which was downright insulting.
Both clubs are said to be willing to meet in the middle though, with Juve allegedly following their first bid up with another offer of £7m.
Arsenal are reportedly holding out for £8m.
Juve are reportedly ready to hand Szczesny £67k-per-week to sit on the bench during the final year of Gianluigi Buffon’s contract, which still seems a little bid odd considering this is exactly what he said he didn’t want to do.
“The one thing I want to do is make sure I don’t stay still,” the shot-stopper said back in May.
“I am 27, the best I have ever been, I still have room to improve and I want to make sure that room doesn’t stay empty.
“I want to go into that room. It feels like a big moment.”
With the World Cup next year, you have to wonder what on earth Szczesny and Arsenal are thinking.