Szczesny Gets a Year Added to His Juventus Contract

Juventus have quietly prolonged the deal of starting goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. He’s now tied to them until 2025. The parties didn’t need to negotiate. His contract envisaged an automatic clause to tack on a year once he reached a threshold of appearances, Goal informs.

The Pole has been in Turin since 2017 and took over the starting job, supplanting Gianluigi Buffon, after a season. He has featured 216 times with the black-and-white colors, conceding 203 goals and keeping 87 clean sheets. He overcame a slow start and proved to be one of their most dependable contributors in 2022/2023 as well.

Thanks to this move, Juventus will have more leverage to decide what to do with Szczesny in the summer. Despite the development, he’s not a stone-cold lock to stay. He’s among the highest-paid players on the squad. The management could elect to sell him as a way to cut costs, Calciomercato relays. They haven’t received displays of interest at this stage.

The Bianconeri are keeping tabs on Marco Carnesecchi and Guglielmo Vicario as possible heirs. However, they could decide to go with just one starting-caliber shot-stopper without the Champions League, promoting Mattia Perin, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

Our Take on Juventus and Szczesny

A sale would have been highly likely without an extension. If the brass takes that route now, since his level of performance has been more than adequate, it would merely be an economic decision to cash in on an aging player and lower the payroll. In that event, going with a prodigy plus Perin would be a sound choice.

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