As we’re all now well aware of, Arsenal sold Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus this week.
- Pictures: Szczesny signs for Juventus, new shirt number revealed
- Juventus spell Szczesny’s name wrong on his shirt
- Wenger: Why we sold Wojciech Szczęsny
- Old Lady set to pay Arsenal £13.7m for Woj
Most reports claim that Arsenal have received £10m for Woj, who had just one year left on his current deal after spending the last two years on loan at Roma.
However, according to a statement from Juventus, the Gunners are actually set to receive £11m (€12.2m), plus £2.78m (€3.1m) should certain terms of his four-year contract be met.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) July 19, 2017
This takes the total fee to £13.7m, which isn’t too bad considering the Old Lady were originally said to have offered just £5m. However, when you look at Everton signing Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford for £30m, it’s still pretty low.
The only fly in the ointment, apart from the fact we’ve lost our future #1 and have been left with David Ospina as our back-up goalkeeper, is that the Serie A giants will be paying this fee over two years.
However, paying in stages isn’t exactly unusual in football.