It’s hardly new Arsenal transfer news, but at lat we can safely say that Arsenal (barring a crazy medical) have finally got their first signing of January, and it has been confirmed by Krystian Bielik himself. “I’m going to London to fulfill my dreams. I hope I will become an Arsenal player soon.”
His club Legia Warsaw made it even more official when their official website announced:
Krystian Bielik will have a medical in Arsenal on Friday. ‘I’m going to London to fulfill my dreams. I hope I will become an Arsenal player soon,’ the 17-year-old midfielder said to legia.com.
Bielik came to Legia before the start of the 2014-15 season. Since then he had six appearances in our Club’s official games – five in Polish T-Mobile Ekstraklasa and one in Europa League. In the past Bielik played for junior teams of Górnik Konin and Lech Poznań.
Well okay he is only 17, but he’s 6ft 2in and built to hold off opponents. Perhaps he could be another Wenger unpolished diamond, and apparently (probably because Arsenal were interested) every other club was after him as well!
The old United defender Henning Berg, who is the manager at Legia Warsaw at the moment, obviously didn’t know the deal was done when this quote came through: “Bielik is in comfortable situation, big clubs are interested in him. Not long ago nobody knew him and now half of Europe want him.”
“We do understand that of course other clubs might be interested in him. But that is normal when you have big talents and good players — there will be other clubs who are interested.
“What he will do we don’t know yet, but to stay at Legia would be a very good option for him.”
“He’s a physical player with good skills. He has very good understand of the game and match mentality. Krystian is quite far ahead of other players at his age.”
So his manager thinks he is special and he could be the bargain of the century! So come on, let’s be a little bit excited about getting him? And, on the bright side, the negotiating team can move on to the more important targets….