Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has denied he is on the verge of joining Juventus.
Speaking to reporters after Poland’s game against Romania on Saturday, the 27 year old stated he will be returning to training with the Gunners after his vacation. He was quoted as saying by Tuttojuve.com:
“The rumours about Juventus? I do not read newspapers and do not know if these rumours are true or not. After my loan to Roma, I will return to Arsenal, the owner of my registration, the end of the matter. Now I just think of my holiday in America, the rest is not important as last season was stressful.”
When asked a follow up question about whether he was up for fighting Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon to be the Italian club’s number one goalkeeper, he replied:
“I’m ready to pack up and go on vacation.”
Buffon had spoken of his willingness to battle Szczesny at club level and Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma at international level, which prompted speculation that the Poland international had all but sealed a move to Turin.
It seems from Szczesny’s point of view, his future is not set in stone, but it could be that he is keeping his cards close to his chest before a move is eventually confirmed whilst he is away on holiday, we will wait and see.