Wojciech Szczesny has promised to take care of Aaron Ramsey when he comes to Juventus this summer.
That’s in the ‘look after’ sense, and not the wise-guy sense, after the former Gunner revealed that the Welshman had sought advice after a move to Serie A at the end of his Arsenal contract.
The pair were obviously teammates in North London for years, and Ramsey received a glowing recommendation from Szczesny about life in Turin.
“We spoke to each other a couple of times before he signed with Juve this winter,” he said.
“He asked me for some advice, I told him: ‘It’s all clear, if Juve calls you you can do nothing but say yes”. In the end it went like this and it means that Aaron listens to me!’
“He had 5 months to prepare and he can already get along a little bit [in Italian]. When I took him to dinner he said more than just a ‘hello’.
“He partly understood and this is already a good basis. I’ll take care of him.”
And Szczesny is in no doubt that the new arrival will be a success at the club he’s joining for free.
“He will be a great player for us,” he continued. “He is a midfielder who gives a lot of quality, very good at positioning and he scores a lot of goals and provides a lot of assists.
“When he is physically fit, he is one of the strongest and he will give us a great hand to try and reach our goals.”