Tottenham are plotting a €20 million move for former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has entered the final year of his Juventus contract.
According to Calciomercatoweb, Wojciech Szczesny has emerged as a €20 million target for Tottenham in the next window. Spurs are looking for a new goalkeeper to replace Hugo Lloris, with the Pole a financially viable option for Fabio Paratici in the summer.
The goalkeeping position has evolved tremendously over the last few years. Managers expect shot-stoppers to play with their feet, adding another dimension to the overall play. Hence, there is a shortage of top keepers that fulfil multiple criteria.
In the coming years, clubs will become more particular about signing goalkeepers. For the coming window, many Premier League clubs need a new stopper, including Tottenham, who may have the biggest need among other teams.
Hugo Lloris’s spell as Tottenham’s goalkeeper could gradually end in the coming months. The Frenchman is out for the season with a serious injury and has a year left on his contract. The 36-year-old committed several high-profile errors in the current season, costing Spurs plenty of points.
Irrespective of Antonio Conte’s future beyond this season, Spurs desperately need a new goalkeeper to elevate their defensive ranks. Many names have emerged in the past few months, including that of Leeds star Illan Meslier, who may appear to be the club’s first-choice option.
Others like former Arsenal star Emiliano Martinez and Brighton’s Robert Sanchez have been discussed. The former could yet make the grade despite his previous ties to the Gunners, which may prove inconsequential. And now, Tottenham are linked with another former goalkeeper from Arsenal in Wojciech Szczesny.
From a fan’s perspective, Szczesny’s move may not materialise at Tottenham, considering his public dislike of the club owing to his ties with the Gunners. However, the reality could prove very different as a good offer. And a return to the Premier League could entice the former Arsenal ace.
Szczesny will have a year left on his Juventus contract in the summer. The Turin giants are already linked with a few Serie A goalkeepers, meaning they could open their doors for sale. The report insists former Juventus and current Spurs director Fabio Paratici could use his relationship with the keeper to make a move happen.
The story suggests Tottenham could be open to offering around €20 million for the former Arsenal ace. Considering the other targets mentioned could cost way more than that, the Pole could prove a shrewd option in the window, as he is at the peak of his powers.
Szczesny’s return to the Premier League is possible. But not many will see him joining Arsenal. Yet, there could be a vacancy elsewhere in England, although clubs will have to match his huge asking salary, something Tottenham are willing to do.
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