Poland wonderkid Krystian Bielik has reiterated his desire to come to Arsenal and will not change his mind over his next club despite his current club Legia Warsaw yet to agree terms for the talented 17-year-old.
The highly rated defensive midfielder has made plenty of headlines recently as Arsenal look set to complete their first signing of the January transfer window, but the Gunners have had two offers of £1.5 and £2.0million rejected however they are expected to return with at least one more bid.
While the move is not yet set in stone Bielik confirmed his decision to join Arsenal and is looking forward to the move being made official in the near future.
He reportedly said:
I’ve made a decision [to join Arsenal] and I’m not going to change it.
I am looking forward to an agreement between the heads of the clubs. I realise that the negotiations may take some time.
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I am, however, confident it will happen soon.
The tall, powerful defensive midfielder is thought to be strong in the air and quick off the mark. He is someone who does not shy away from making the necessary tackles and doing the hard grind in midfield, but also likes to launch forward and is strong in the transition from defence to attack.
Bielik has two appearances to his name for the U16 Poland youth international team but just five for Legia Warsaw.
Should we buy?
Although we are all hoping for a William Carvalho or Morgan Schneiderlin to make an impression on the first team this winter, the highly-rated youngster Bielik will certainly be one to keep an eye on for the future. Certainly for under £3m you can not go wrong, but Arsene Wenger needs to supplement a young signing with a senior defensive midfielder and, more importantly, a centre back.
Rumour Rater: 5/5
1 – Never going to happen
2 – Unlikely
3 – Could be possible
4 – Likely
5 – Done deal
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