Szczesny agrees personal terms to complete Napoli move


Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could seal a permanent move to the Serie A with Napoli having reportedly agreed personal terms over a summer transfer.

The Poland international has showcased his best form during his two-year loan spell at AS Roma, and it now appears that he could be heading to Naples as a replacement for Pepe Reina, Il Mattino claims.

Former Reds shot-stopper Reina is understood to be at odds with the Italian club after president Aurelio di Laurentiis trolled his wife during the end of the season awards bash.

As a result, the Serie A outfit have switched their attention to Szczesny with a view to offering him regular first-team action including the chance to feature in next season’s Champions League.

Italian publication Il Mattino suggests that the Pole has already settled personal terms with the Serie A outfit, and a move could be dependent on Napoli’s discussion with the north London giants.

Arsenal’s back-up goalkeeper David Ospina has held continuous talks with Fenerbahce over a summer switch, and this presents Szczesny with the chance to fight for the number one role alongside Petr Cech.

The 27-year-old has previously cited that he would welcome a second chance with the FA Cup holders but for this, he may have to resolve his contractual status with his existing deal due to expire at the end of next season.

Szczesny currently faces direct competition from former Gunner Lukasz Fabianski in the Poland squad, and the lack of regular first-team action could dent his chances of earning a starting role ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

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