Roma linked with permanent Szczesny deal

Roma linked with permanent Szczesny deal

Reports from Italy over the last couple of days have suggested that Roma want to make Wojciech Szczesny’s stay in the Italian capital a permanent one.

The Polish stopper is in his second loan season with the Serie A club, and despite the fact they bought Brazilian keeper Allison last summer, the 26 year old has been more or less a mainstay making 20 appearances thus far.

Szczesny fell out of favour with Arsene Wenger after some indifferent displays and a smoking incident which saw him lose his place to David Ospina in the second half of the 2014-15 season.

The arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea made the goalkeeping situation even more competitive, and his last appearance for the Gunners was in the 4-0 win over Aston Villa in the 2015 FA Cup final.

A fee of around £16m has been mooted, which seems relatively cheap for an international goalkeeper with his best years ahead of him, but this summer he’ll have just 12 months left on his current Arsenal deal so that will certainly play a part.

Of course, we could always keep him …

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