Not much can go wrong when both club and player has come out openly on a deal and certainly it doesn’t look like there remains any fears about the completion of Arsenal’s first acquisition this window with the confirmation, on Legia Warsaw’s website, that Krystian Bielik will have his medical in London on Friday.
Both clubs have reached an agreement for the 17-year old’s transfer with Arsenal representatives making regular trips over the last seven days to convince the Polish capital club towards accepting what is believed to be a £2.5m fee. With that now sorted, Bielik is expected to arrive at the Emirates on Friday to complete the necessary medical process and there is not sign that he is not absolutely over the moon about this.
“I am going to London to fulfill my dreams. I hope I will become an Arsenal player soon” Bielik said to Legia’s official website.
A tweet from the club’s English twitter handle posted a link to this story and despite no certain word yet from the Arsenal camp, it seems all but done.
Bielik has only just made the move from Lech Poznan to rival club Legia in the summer of 2014 for a mere £9,500 but his stock has so grown that Henning Berg only had to watch him twice with the Youth team before handing him a senior debut with the Legia first team. He has made an appearance in the Europa League too, showing signs of a player who looks well on his way to achieving the big things he’s been tipped for in his homeland.
With Arsenal’s main defensive midfielder- Mikel Arteta – set for an extended spell on the sidelines, it could be that Wenger will plunge Bielik into the heat of the action this season as against the suggestions that he would first go through the Under-21s.
Arteta will be out for the next three months and in a campaign where a top four finish is only one of three ambitions which includes retaining the FA Cup as well as having a real crack at the Champions League, Wenger will want to have someone whom he can trust on the long-term and where his experience may prove a hindrance, the scout report is that Bielik’s character is mature enough to handle whatever demands that will be placed on him when he signs at the Emirates.
It will be a formality to have the usual fear that a deal remains open to hijack even after a medical as the case was with Tottenham, Willian and Chelsea but with the player’s focus already set on fulfilling a dream, we may as well be looking up to what jersey number he will be handed after tomorrow.
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