Juventus open to Wojciech Szczesny sale this summer amidst Manchester United interest
Manchester United target Wojciech Szczesny has been put up for sale by Juventus in the ongoing transfer window, according to Italian outlet Cacliomercato.com.
The Serie A giants will listen to offers for the Polan international this summer. At the moment, the Bianconeri need to raise funds and are looking to save on the shot-stopper’s salary.
As per to TuttoJuve (h/t Manchester Evening News), the Red Devils are interested in the veteran goalkeeper. However, whether the Old Trafford side will meet the Allianz Stadium side’s €15 million valuation remains to be seen.
Massimiliano Allegri has a close relationship with Szczesny. However, even the Italian manager will not be able to convince Juventus to keep a hold of the shot-stopper if they receive a considerable offer for him.
As things stand, the Polish national has been the first choice at the Bianconeri for several years now. The veteran goalkeeper has developed into a fine shot-stopper since his stint at Arsenal in the Premier League.
The Allianz Stadium side plan on promoting Mattia Perin to be the new number one if Szczesny departs. Subsequently, the Serie A giants plan to add a backup goalkeeper to their ranks.
At United, David de Gea had been serving in between the sticks for over a decade. However, the Spaniard’s contract with the Old Trafford side has expired. It remains to be seen whether the 32-year-old will sign a new deal with the Red Devils.
Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton are at Erik ten Hag’s disposal for now. However, we evidently need to add more quality in the goalkeeping department.
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But Szczesny’s name does not instil a lot of confidence or ambition. The Polish national is in the final stretch of his career. Therefore, it would not be wise for the Old Trafford side to pursue the 33-year-old’s signature.