After fours years at Arsenal, Polish defender Krystian Bielik has left the club and is now officially a Derby County player subject to completion of regulatory processes.
The 22-year-old signed for us from Polish side Legia Warsaw back in January 2015 for a reported fee of £2.4 million.
Arsenal has not confirmed the fee that Derby have paid but it is thought to be £10 Million with a sell-on clause attached but no buyback.
— Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) August 2, 2019
This is a questionable transfer for some fans as the 21-year-old is highly regarded and considering he is a central defender, a position we desperately need to strengthen, it is a little strange that Arsenal has chosen to offload him.
Bielik spent last season on loan at Charlton Athletic featuring in 31 games and it was thought that he would be given a chance this season at Arsenal but for some reason, he has not been able to convince Unai Emery that he was worth taking a chance on.
The young lad has featured at every level of the Polish national youth teams from the U16 right through to the U21’s.
It is a shame it has not worked out for Bielik and we wish him all the best in the Championship with Derby County.