There has been much discussion on the pages of JustArsenal about the merits of bringing Wojcieh Szczesny back to the Emirates this summer, as it seemed certain that David Ospina would be going off to Fenerbahce after he publicly stated that he was open to a move to Turkey.
The Turkish club must have thought it was a shoe-in and offered a derisory amount for a World Class keeper which was dismissed out of hand by Arsenal. There has not been one more mention of the deal in the Turkish or English papers since so we can assume that the move is dead in the water and Ospina will be expected to honour his contract with Arsenal.
But it seems there has been movement on the deal with Juventus to buy Szczesny as a future replacement for Gigi Buffon, who is expected to have just one more season at the Italian Champions before retiring, while the Pole is eased into his role.
According to Calciomercarto in Italy, Juve have taken on board Arsenal dismissal of their opening (derisory) bid and Wenger has put a € 15 million price tag on the table. Although Jueventus don’t want to pay quite that much, they are confident of coming to an agreement with Arsenal after selling their current backup keeper, Neto, to Valencia for a reported € 9 million.
They wouldn’t have sold him unless they were confident of getting Szczesny so a deal is expected to be announced in the coming week…