Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport reported yesterday that AS Roma’s director of football, Walter Sabatini, is set to fly to England to discuss deals for the signing of City’s Pablo Zabaleta and Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny.
The report stated that Sabatini is hoping to convince the Gunners to let the Polish international goal keeper Szczesny to stay on loan for another season at the Capital City club Roma, with the Gunners paying a part of his wages like they did last season.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport today published a similar report just that it’s the other way around, as Gazzetta believe Szczesny’s agent is in the Italian City of Milan to meet Sabatini.
No matter where they meet, Gazzetta, like other outlet, suggest the Gunners should pay a part of Szczesny’s wages, which they believe is around €3m a season, for the deal to go be signed sealed and delivered. This loan transfer is dragging for too long, and it may be considered AS Roma are being at least a little cheeky.
For the sake of the player’s career, if the Gunners don’t see a long term future for Szczesny then a permanent sale may be a good idea, and if they do then a loan move to a Premier league club could start to look more attractive the longer Roma drag their feet.