Szczesny signs with Juventus from Arsenal for €12.2m
The Poland international has agreed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions, where he will provide competition for Gianluigi Buffon
Juventus have completed the signing of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Arsenal for an initial fee of €12.2million.
The Poland international has signed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions after undergoing a medical on Tuesday.
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The value of Szczesny’s transfer could eventually rise to €15.3m depending on certain conditions being met over the course of his contract.
Szczesny has spent the past two seasons in Serie A on loan at Roma.
He joined Arsenal from Legia Warsaw as a youngster and went on to make 181 appearances in all competitions before the arrivals of David Ospina and Petr Cech left him looking elsewhere for first-team opportunities.
@13Szczesny13 “I’m delighted to be at Juventus. I’ve spoken to @gianluigibuffon – a true legend of the game.” #WelcomeWojciech pic.twitter.com/PQi7zA3PnV
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 19, 2017
“I’m delighted to be at Juventus,” he told a news conference. “I’ve spoken to Gigi Buffon – a true legend of the game.
“When you join Juve, it’s because you’ve been chosen. I didn’t hesitate one moment before coming here.
“I’m ready to take on this challenge. Juventus is the best possible choice for my career. I’m 27 years old and I want to win. At this club there’s the right mentality to do so.”
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Juventus lost a second Champions League final in three seasons against Real Madrid in Cardiff last month and Szczesny wants to help get a side so dominant at home during the present era over that hurdle.
“I hope that we’ll succeed in winning the Champions League,” he added.