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Szczesny headed to the Eternal City

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Keeper Wojceich Szczesny (green) beaten in the Arsenal goal. PHOTO/File

Keeper Wojceich Szczesny (green) beaten in the Arsenal goal. PHOTO/File

LONDON, July 23- AS Roma have reportedly opened talks with Arsenal over a potential loan deal for Polish international goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

According to reports, the two clubs have agreed on an initial 400,000 euro deal with an option to make the switch permanent at the end of the campaign.

Despite lifting the FA Cup last season, a rift between Szczesny and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was reported in the media after he lost his place to David Ospina for the second half of the 2014/15 campaign due to numerous high-profile errors and reportedly ‘smoking in the changing rooms’.

The much maligned shot-stopper recently expressed his delight at the prospect of ‘learning’ from new signing Petr Cech when it seemed as if David Ospina was on his way out of the club, but with the Colombian seemingly set to stay, the 25-year old keeper is well behind the pecking order as a third-choice option.

A switch to Roma will no doubt be a good career move for the former Legia Warsaw trainee, as he would face competition from veterans Morgan De Sanctis and Bogdan Lobont, whom are 37 and 38 years old respectively.

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