Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is believed to have agreed a new long-term contract to extend his stay in Turin, with only a signature keeping the deal from becoming official.
Szczesny joined Juve in 2017 following an impressive loan at Roma and established himself as number one following Gianluigi Buffon’s departure a year later. He has shared some duties with the returning veteran in 2019/20, but remains the club’s primary stopper.
According to CalcioMercato, Szczesny’s new contract will run until the summer of 2024 and is indicative of the 29-year-old Pole being the club’s goalkeeper for the future as well as now.
It is said that he will be paid an annual salary of €7m plus bonuses, which breaks into a weekly wage in the region of €130,000, putting him among the top paid players at the club and in Italy.
Juve are said to be committed to Szczesny as their long-term number one, with only an
enormous offer likely to be enough to sell him in the foreseeable future. CalcioMercato suggests that only AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma could conceivably replace him, but that has never been a possibility even though ‘countless conversations’ have been held with agent Mino Raiola.
It points to Szczesny having the gloves in Turin for a while to come yet.
This season, Juve are engaged in a fierce Serie A title battle with Inter that arguably poses the biggest threat to their hitherto unbreakable domestic dominance since it began back in 2011/12.
The two clubs are locked together on 42 points at the top of the table following wins for each in the latest round of fixtures. But it is Inter, managed by former Juve coach Antonio Conte – the man responsible for starting the streak in Turin – who are top on tiebreaker criteria for now.