Arsenal fans were led to believe a week or so ago that this transfer was all but a done deal for the Gunners. IN fact, it was reported that the young Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik had himself said that he expected the transfer to be completed and that their were just a few loose ends to tie up.
It seems a bit strange then that Bielik has just got back from a trip to Germany and the Bundesliga club Hamburg, as revealed by a Guardian report. It gets worse for Arsenal, as the report goes on to explain that the Hamburg manager Josef Zinnbauer is fairly confident that it is him, not Arsene Wenger, who will be coaching the talented young defensive midfielder for the remainder of the season.
The Hamburg boss said, “Of course Arsenal are also interested but I don’t think he is bluffing [about being interested in joining Hamburg]. Otherwise he didn’t need to come to Hamburg. He is a really good boy who has very good build-up play. He would fit in perfectly with our philosophy.”
Do not panic just yet though Gooners, because there is a strong suggestion that the problem is financial, with reports that Bielik’s current club Legia Warsaw have already rejected an offer or two from Arsenal and are looking for a bit more.
And according to a Daily Mail report, we are willing to pay more, with Wenger said to be going back with an increased bid of around £3.5 million to get the transfer done and dusted once and for all. Watch this space….