Ex-Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny set to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr after spending 7 years with Juventus

Juventus might receive around €5 million for the player, from Al-Nassr, as the deal advances into its final stages.

Ex-Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny set to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr after spending 7 years with Juventus

Wojciech Szczesny, Cristiano Ronaldo (Image via Imago)

Al-Nassr have reportedly agreed to sign Polish shot stopper, Wojciech Szczesny from Italian side Juventus, on a two-year contract. Upon the agreement of a deal, the 34-year keeper would eventually reunite with his former Juventus teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Szczesny joined the Italian giants in 2017, from Arsenal, for a modest fee of €12.2 million. He was expected to serve as a replacement for the long-time Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon, who left the club at the end of the 2017-18 season. Establishing himself as the club’s number one choice at the back over the last seven years, the Polish goalkeeper made more than 250 appearances for the club, winning eight trophies for the club.

Despite struggling to earn his place at his previous clubs initially, he has, over the years, earned a reputation as a talented goalkeeper, possessing significant athleticism, strong reflexes, agility, shot-stopping and distribution abilities. However, his Juventus tenure nears its end, with the club eyeing Monza’s Michele De Gregorio as a replacement. Hence, a move to Al-Nassr and a reunion with Ronaldo is up on the cards for the player, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.

Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Szczesny shared four years at Juventus, winning four trophies, before the Portuguese’s ill-fated move to Manchester United in 2021. He is expected to join Al-Nassr for the upcoming season, on a two-year contract, earning €19 million per season.

Wojciech Szczesny gears up for his last international outing with Poland, confirms retirement after Euros 2024

Juventus shot stopper Wojciech Szczesny was Poland’s hero during the national team’s qualification journey to the group stages of the UEFA Euros 2024. However, the 34-year old plans to retire from the national team at the end of the tournament in Germany.

Wojciech Szczesny retirement from Poland
Wojciech Szczesny has confirmed his decision to retire from the Poland national team. (via Forbes)

Szczesny, in a recent interview with the FootTruck, exclaimed that he would retire from the Polish national team after the conclusion of the 2024 European Championship. This marks the end of his 16-year long association with the national team. Making 82 appearances for the national team since his debut in 2009, Szczesny has played at two FIFA World Cups and four UEFA Euros.

Furthermore, Szczesny’s departure would open opportunities for newer goalkeepers to make way into Michal Probierz’s talented Polish side. This includes the likes of 24-year old Nice goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, Copenhagen’s Kamil Grabara, and Bartłomiej Dragowski.

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