It’s no secret that we are on the lookout for a defensive midfielder this summer, and The Times claim Arsene Wenger is turning his attention back to an old target of ours – Grzegorz Krychowiak.
The Polish international only moved to Sevilla at the start of the season, but has been superb in La Liga since his switch from Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims.
The Times report that we are looking at Krychowiak as an alternative to Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, as not only is the reported fee of £25m too much for Wenger, but we are also facing competition from Tottenham and Manchester United (Via the Daily Mail).
The Times report goes on to say that Krychowiak has a £21m buyout clause inserted into his current contract with Sevilla, so that would be the very most we would have to fork out. The Spanish side may not be thrilled at the thought of letting him go after a single season, but the fact that they bought him for just £3.3m (via The Times) last summer may soften the blow somewhat.
The 25-year-old is a talented defensive midfielder, and would really add some steel and grit to our side. We unquestionably need reinforcements in that area, as even with the emergence of Francis Coquelin, one injury would leave us very lightweight in that department.