Wojciech Szczesny rejected a recent approach from Tottenham Hotspur, planning to stay with Juventus for the foreseeable future.
Gazzetta.it report that Tottenham Hotspur Managing Director Fabio Paratici recently made an approach to former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, hoping to bring him back to the Premier League.
Spurs seem to be on the hunt for a replacement for Hugo Lloris, whose age and recent form make the goalkeeper position ripe for an upgrade.
Paratici previously worked as the Chief Football Officer at Juventus, so there was also a bit of a personal connection between him and Szczesny.
But the 32-year-old gave an unequivocal “no” to any negotiations.
Szczesny fully intends to stay with Juventus, under contract until 2024 with an option to extend by a year. He reportedly then imagines a move to the MLS before ending his career.
The former Gunner has now made even more appearances for Juventus than he did for Arsenal, recently passing the 200 mark with his current club.
This season has been another solid one on a personal level, with 11 clean sheets in his 18 Serie A matches, though Juventus have sometimes struggled as a team.
In their defence, Juventus would currently be second in the table if not for their 15-point deduction, though they’d still be 15 points behind runaway league leaders Napoli.
Instead, they’re seventh, and they face a fight to qualify for any kind of European football next season, let alone Champions League football.
The Europa League may well be their best route back, as they prepare for their last-16 tie against SC Freiburg.
But regardless, Szczesny is showing his loyalty to his current club and his former club by insisting he’s not going to jump ship to play for Arsenal’s local rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
That’s probably also the right move for his career anyway.