Szczesny’s transfer talks have stalled!
In a potential move that has been in the pipeline for quite some time now, Szczesny may no longer get the transfer away from Arsenal that he possibly desires.
There is a fair bit of confusion and possible indecisiveness on whether Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, wants the to leave the club. This is mainly because the Polish shot stopper would seemingly be happy playing for both the Gunners or at Roma.
Szczesny is an Arsenal man through and through, he has shown his passion and commitment towards the club. Szczesny has shown on more than one occasion that he wants to win titles with Arsenal, but with playing time limited due to inconsistencies and the abilities of other goalkeepers at the club, not to mention his own off-pitch antics, Szczesny found himself in a difficult position at Arsenal.
The Polish international therefore was sent out on loan for the season, in order to keep him playing regularly, gain experience and also from a personal perspective, to help him keep his place for the current European Championships.
Szczesny spoke positively about his time at Roma this season and even stated that he would be content on staying in Rome. However the latest developments in his transfer saga may be a tad disappointing for him to hear.
Szczesny recently said: “Arsenal and Roma are talking but I don’t want to worry about it now. Whether I’m an Arsenal player or a Roma player right now, it makes no difference to me. I want to focus on this tournament.”
Szczesny was left in the unknown about his current situation, just as much as the fans were. But now according to a report in today’s Guardian, talks have stalled between Arsenal and Roma over Szczesny, making it increasingly likely that he will be returning to the Emirates this season.
According to the media today, Roma will not pay the transfer fee that Arsenal are asking for, or pay for the full amount of his wages to take him on loan again next season. Last year Arsenal had to pay a part of his weekly wage but the Gunners now want him off the wage bill entirely, if he is to go out on loan again next season.
Szczesny however may still be in with a chance of returning to Arsenal altogether, because with David Ospina rumoured to be in the interests of Beskitas, there would be room for Szczesny back at Arsenal.
I’ve said time and time again about how I would prefer that Szczesny came back to the club this summer and that we allow Ospina to be shipped off to Turkey. This is because between the two of them, I think Szczesny still has the potential to grow, learn and develop (with a bit of maturity) into a better goalkeeper under the guidance of Petr Cech over the coming years. I also think Ospina has already reached his maximum ability. There are days were Ospina is by far the better keeper, but he can be very clumsy, especially on set pieces and the fans just don’t seem to trust him. So if Ospina wants out, then I say we let him go, cut off transfer talks with Roma completely and bring Wojciech back to the Arsenal!