According to Gazzetta dello Sport Juventus have made a bid in the region of €4-5m for Wojciech Szczesny.
The 27 year old has one year left on his Arsenal contract, and his future remains unclear after two seasons on loan with Roma.
It seems clear that the Polish international is a target after comments made by Gigi Buffon, but they’re not exactly pushing the boat out to get him if that’s what they’re offering.
Szczesny kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in Serie A last season, and even with just 12 months left on his current deal is worth a hell of a lot more than that.
Such is the derisory nature of that bid, Arsenal should simply refuse to deal with them any further and if they keep coming back with other offers, take out a restraining order.
As a club we haven’t exactly been great at getting decent fees for the players we let go, and our modus operandi in recent times has been to let players go on loan to the point where they’re sold on the cheap or leave on a free.
Szczesny, however, has matured as a player and a person during his two years in Italy, and with Petr Cech now 35 and David Ospina a likely departure, he’s a player we should keep and offer new terms to.
€4-5m? You wouldn’t even get half of George Wood for that these days.