Szczesny makes Juventus move

Juventus believe they have found a long-term replacement for veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after signing Wojciech Szczesny from Arsenal.

The 39-year-old Buffon is likely to have one last go at UEFA Champions League glory with the Bianconeri before retiring, having lost to Real Madrid in the 2017 final.

Szczesny's exploits for Serie A rivals Roma, where he spent the last two seasons on loan, convinced Juve that he can fill the sizeable boots of their club captain in the future.

The Poland international decided to end an eight-year association with the Gunners after dropping behind Petr Cech and David Ospina in the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

Szczesny passed his medical in Turin on Tuesday ahead of penning a four-year deal with the Italian champions worth an initial €12.2 million which could rise to €15.3m in add-ons.

"I'm delighted to be at Juventus. I've spoken to Gigi Buffon – a true legend of the game," he said at a press conference on Wednesday.

"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. I hope that we'll succeed in winning the Champions League."

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