If you believe reports emanating from the Italian media today, Arsenal may be close to completing another major transfer deal. Reports in Italy claim Serie A side AS Roma is desperately on keeping the services of Polish international goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny.
Roma has made a ‘formal proposal ‘for Arsenal goal keeper Szezesny, despite the wishes of his parent club Arsenal, according to TuttoMercato.
At one point, it seem as though the 26-year-old goalkeeper was on his way back to Arsenal, as both clubs were unable to agree an appropriate contract for the goal keeper. TuttoMercato suggest that AS Roma manager Luciano Spalletti wants Wojciech Szezesny to remain as his ‘No. 1’, and that the coming days could see a ‘strong contract’ signed between the parties.
Wojciech Szezesny made 42 appearances in all competition for AS Roma last season.
The goal keeper made 181 appearances in five seasons for Arsenal, but the arrival of the mercurial for Chelsea goal keeper Petr Cech last summer severely curtailed the goal tender of his game-time.
Petr Cech, coupled with the rise of back-up keeper David Ospina, should see the loan move materialise very soon, if not permanently.
Szczesny is currently in action for Poland at Euro 2016 having played in the win over Northern Ireland, so any deal will likely happen after his involvement at the Euros.