Italian champions, Juventus, have completed the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, for a fee of €12.2 million, which could rise to €15.3 million, the Turin side have announced.
Szczesny, who spent two years on loan at Serie A rivals, AS Roma, has signed a four-year contract with the 2017 UEFA Champions League finalists.
“Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with The Arsenal Football Club Plc for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Wojciech Szczęsny has been finalized for a consideration of € 12.2 million payable in 2 financial years,” a statement by Juventus said on their official website.
“The purchase value may increase of maximum € 3.1 million on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract. Juventus and the player have signed a 4-year contract of employment until 30 June 2021,” it concluded.
“Every player that comes at Juventus becomes better, every player that comes wins trophies,” Szczesny said in a news conference.
The 27-year-old finished the 2016/17 season with the most clean sheets in the league, 14, one ahead of new team mate, Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus’ first choice goalkeeper for the last 16 years.
Also, of goalkeepers to have made more than 10 Serie A appearances, only Gianluigi Buffon and AC Milan youngster, Gianluigi Donnarumma, had greater save percentage rates than the Pole.
Szczesny, who was deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates by Arsenal following the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea, has made 72 appearances in the Serie A in his two years in Italy.