Wojciech Szczesny has been linked strongly with a move to Juventus in recent weeks, and it now appears even more certain he’ll play his football there next season after comments by Gigi Buffon.
The legendary keeper spoke about his hopes for what looks to be his final campaign in a glittering career, and specifically mentioned the Arsenal man as somebody with whom he’d have to contend.
“This could be the last year and I would like to be a protagonist, as I have always dreamed of being,” he said.
“For me, it will be a great motivation twice because, although I am 39-40 years, I have to maintain my place.
“If I no longer want to play, I’ll stay at home because Donnarumma and Szczesny are good goalkeepers by merit, not because someone gave them something.
“It’s right that Juve want Szczesny.”
For those of us who would like to see the Polish stopper come back to the club, Buffon’s comments are a blow to those hopes.
The 27 year old kept the most clean sheets in Serie A last season, and with David Ospina likely to move on this summer and Petr Cech 35 years of age, he’s an ideal candidate for the future.
Unless, of course, we’ve got a signing lined up, which would go some way to explaining it.