We keep hearing about other clubs finalising their transfer deals as soon as the window was open, including Arsenal sending Lukas Podolski to Inter Milan, and probably Yaya Sanogo to Bordeaux. At least the interested clubs came out and made it clear that they wanted the players and Inter closed the deal for Poldi in two days.
Now the only CERTAIN possible transfer we are chasing right now is the Legia Warsaw defensive midfielder Krystian Bielik. He may only be 17 years of age, but he is 6’2″ and extremely talented according to reports, and he plays in a position that we NEED to fill.
But of course Wenger was impressed when the youngster came to the Emirates for a trial last month, and made an initial €1.5m offer for him, which was rejected out of hand. Now it appears that Arsenal have made a new bid of €2m (£1.6m) which has now again been rejected by Legia Warsaw, according to The Guardian. The Polish club are said to be looking for at least a €3m package (including add-ons based on appearances) for the 17-year-old, which will surely be recouped in spades if he carries on his current improvement.
Arsene Wenger did not hold his punches when he received his first bid from Inter Milan for Podolski, calling it a “joke”, but it is beginning to look like Wenger is always trying to get the cheapest deal possible whichever player we target.
Stop dithering Arsene, get the deal done and move on to getting the players we need NOW, not leaving it to the last minute to get a 2% discount!
By the way, if you want to see how good Bielik is, then check out this video…