Roma director Walter Sabatini has revealed that the club will only keep Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szcznesy in another loan deal next season.
The Polish international has been an important part of the Giallorossi’s campaign this year, making 40 appearances in all competitions and keeping eight clean sheets.
In turn, he has contributed to their revival under Luciano Spalletti as the capital club continue to apply pressure on Napoli in their pursuit of second place in Serie A.
With a chance to qualify for the Champions League confirmed, Spalletti will hope to strengthen his squad this summer, and that in turn could see changes made. However, Sabatini has insisted that they would like Szczesny to stay, but only on their terms.
“I’ve yet to speak with Arsenal, but the figure on his buyout clause is not realistic. We will discuss the renewal of the loan, not the purchase,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
It remains to be seen whether or not Arsene Wenger will be willing to allow the 26-year-old to remain in the Italian capital for another year on loan, although it would seemingly make sense with Petr Cech established as the number one option between the posts at the Emirates.
Coupled with David Ospina acting as back-up, allowing Szczesny to continue to enjoy regular playing time and build his experience at a high level could benefit all parties with a view of the Polish shot-stopper eventually returning to north London.
As he continues to impress this year, he has settled at the Stadio Olimpico and would seemingly welcome the opportunity to remain in Italy for at least another season.
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