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Juventus consider Serie A goalkeeper as Szczesny’s long-term replacement

October 31, 2022 - 8:30 am

Even though the goalkeeping department is the least of Juve’s concerns at the moment, the management might already be looking for a capable custodian who can guard the goal for years to come.

In Wojciech Szczesny, the Bianconeri have a solid first choice with vast experience, while Mattia Perin is arguably the best second-choice goalkeeper in Serie A.

But according to La Nazione via ilBianconero, Juventus are considering a swoop for Guglielmo Vicario, identifying the 26-year-old as a long-term replacement for Szczesny.

The Empoli shot-stopper is 26-years-old, and was one of the best revelations in the league last season.

This term, he continues to deliver the goods for the Tuscan club, and has earned his first callup for the Italian national team, even though he’s yet to make his international debut.

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While thinking ahead is always a positive sign, the goalkeeper position is a delicate one, and an acquisition could backfire if conducted at the wrong timing.

As we all know, every manager will eventually choose his number one custodian, leaving his other options on the bench.

So as long as Szczesny remains on top of his game, Vicario – or any other up-and-coming goalkeeper for that matter – will probably struggle to usurp the Polish veteran.

Therefore, Juventus may want to rely on Szczesny and Perin for another year or two as long as the latter is satisfied with his second fiddle role.

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    Ash1329 October 31, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    On current form, Perin deserves it more than Szczesny but Slowlegri loves older foreigners..Vicario has been great…he will cost at least 20M though

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    juvemania October 31, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    solid??? LOL
    cesni never reached UCL semifinal.
    through out of his careers he had been beaten with 8-2, 4-0 l, etc
    made so many fault and penalties.
    i never saw any juve’s no.1 who lost with 8 goals.
    paratici must drunk replacing Buffon with cesni.
    and the results wont lie.
    when buffon came back, buffon performance still better than 10years younger cesni, thats ashamed for cesni and also people who still trying to lick him up.
    cesni had been constantly parts of our losing team on UCL and still people paint him as 3rd greatest GK in the world and very solid.
    solid what? finished at 4? kicked out from UCL by losing to smaller or anonymous teams? like every years? zzzzzz