At some point this summer, Juventus will have a new backup goalkeeper. The new backup goalkeeper seems to be Wojciech Szczesny. Any other name that has been associated with Juventus over the past couple of months have seemed to gone up in smoke and completely forgotten. It’s Woj’s world right now, boys and girls.
The only thing we’re waiting on is WHEN Szczesny will sign with Juventus.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday morning, that time may come soon enough. With Juve’s involvement in the International Champions Cup in the United States quickly approaching later this month, the six-time defending Scudetto winners want to wrap up the deal with Arsenal to bring Szczesny to Turin before the plane departs for the Good Old U-S-of-A.
Another report, this one courtesy of Sky Sport Italia, state that Szczesny is expected in Turin to undergo his medical examinations at J Medical at some point next week — which would make sense seeing as Juve will depart for the U.S. in advance of their first friendly of the summer against Barcelona in New Jersey on July 22.
Now, we’ve been hearing for weeks that this is a done deal between Juventus and Arsenal. We’ve heard Gigi Buffon is essentially confirm the news that Szczesny will be his backup next season (and likely the man who takes over for him upon San Gigi’s retirement). The personal terms have also been reportedly agreed upon, with Szczesny set to make around €4 million a season at Juventus.
All there is left it feels like is the actual sight of the big Polish goalkeeper stepping (back) onto Italian soil, giving a thumbs up as he arrives at J Medical and then is seen on a treadmill wearing a fishnet-type shirt. It all just seems like a mere formality — except we are still waiting for it to actually take place.