Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will have to make his intentions clear to Juventus and the Gunners after reports of a breakdown in negotiations between the two clubs. AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarrumma could also throw a spanner in the works after rejecting a contract extension amid rumours of Juve interest.
According to Football.London, the Poland international Szczesny has been linked with a move to Turin this summer, and with just 12 months left on his deal at Arsenal he will have to either sign a new deal or hand in a request for Juve to raise their bid, while ensuring they don’t go for another target.
Juventus reportedly made a £5m offer to sign Szczesny, a bid that was rejected by Arsenal this summer, but the Italian Serie A champions are very keen on the 27-year-old. AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma is also a transfer target for the Old Lady so Szczesny may have to force through a move to be the first through the door.
After two seasons on loan at AS Roma, the Arsenal shot-stopper has become one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and somebody Juventus feel is good enough to replace Gianluigi Buffon in 12 months. The Italian legend is in the last year of his deal in Turin and gave his support to Szczesny ahead of the pending move.
It’s crunch time for the Poland goalkeeper who will have to tell Arsenal he wants to leave to ensure Juventus pursue him, or commit his future to the Gunners in the form of a new deal as he’ll be a free agent in the summer of 2018.