Maybe there were no concrete offers to buy him last season.
I believe it took long enough for Roma to sort out his second loan. Anyway it's worked out a treat for him, two years improving his game with a massive club and now a move to one of the 4 teams that can win the Champion League, plus he gets first dibs on the audition to succeed Buffon
I'm neither gutted or pleased that he's gone, what I do know is we have a #1 keeper who is declining quicker than expected and a #2 keeper who is decent but nothing more. Juventus are signing Szczesny, Ospina is interesting Fenerbahce.....
We've had other areas of the time to prioritise this summer but next year should be time to finding the new 'long term' Czech replacement, depending on Martinez' sporadic auditions this season