Szczesny to be announced by Juventus after passing medical

Date published: Wednesday 19th July 2017 7:12

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is on the brink of signing for Juventus after passing a medical in Turin.

Szczesny, 27, has spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma but the Poland international now looks poised to join Juventus on a permanent deal.

Juventus said in a statement on the club website: “Wojciech Szczesny has successfully completed his medical tests ahead of a proposed move to Juventus.

“The Poland goalkeeper landed in Turin on Tuesday morning and checked in to J|Medical at approximately 1400 CEST, wrapping up his medical later in the afternoon.”

Szczesny is likely to provide back-up to the 39-year-old Gianluigi Buffon, who has indicated he is eager to play for Italy at the World Cup next summer.

After joining Arsenal as a trainee in 2006, Szczesny spent the first six months of 2010 on loan at Brentford, but soon established himself in the Gunners’ first team.

From 2011 to 2015, Szczesny was Arsene Wenger’s preferred choice between the sticks, but a lack of discipline on and off the pitch hampered his progress.

In January 2015, two errors contributed to Arsenal losing 2-0 at Southampton and he was later fined £20,000 by the club for smoking in the changing room after the match.

Arsenal signed Petr Cech in June that year and Szczesny was allowed to move to Roma.

He was a regular starter in the Italian capital and helped Roma finish third in Serie A in 2016 and second last season.

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