Arsenal have agreed a fee to send to Wojciech Szczesny back to Roma for the coming season, with an option to buy.
The Polish international has been outside Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans since losing his place to David Ospina in January 2015, and fell further down the pecking order when Petr Cech was signed from Chelsea in the following summer.
Szczesny ended up moving to Roma for last season on loan, and earned a first-team role, helping his side to concede the least league goals of any side outside the top two in Serie A.
The Giallorossi have since signed Brazilian international goalkeeper Alisson from Brazilian side Internacional, but after an impressive year with the Arsenal loanee in goal, they are keen to keep him for the coming season also.
A fee is now claimed to have been agreed for Szczesny to stay with the Italian giants of £1 Million, with the deal to include an agreed fee, which Roma may trigger at the end of the contract in order to make the move permanent.
David Ospina had also been linked with a move away from the club in the current window, but an exit for him would now mean the Gunners may need a replacement to be signed, with question marks over Emiliano Martinez and Matt Macey’s ability to play as back-up to Petr Cech.
The former Chelsea shotstopper recently quit international football in order to extend his club career, and will no doubt be the first choice through-out the coming season, and likely beyond that also.
Will Szczesny ever return to the club? Will he ever be good enough to dislodge Cech?