Arsene Wenger says fee agreed and medical will happen later today.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed defensive midfielder Krystian Bielik will have a medical with Arsenal later today after a fee was agreed with Legia Warsaw.
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The Polish club announced yesterday that the 17 year old was travelling to London ahead of a £2.5 million move according to the Daily Mail that could rise to £3.5 million with add-ons.
And Bielik himself told Legia’s official site; “I’m going to London to fulfill my dreams. I hope I will become an Arsenal player soon.”
Boss on Bielik: “He is having a medical today. A fee has been agreed” #MCFCvAFC
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 16, 2015
Arsenal fended of serious interest for the Pole from Bundesliga side Hamburg but the German club conceded defeat in their chase for the youngster yesterday leaving Arsenal primed to complete a deal.
Whilst Bielik is still young and clearly a signing for the future, it is believed the teenager is in Arsene Wenger’s current plans and will go straight into the first team squad.
Wenger has revealed he’s also in the market for a defensive signing which may have been influenced by the Gunners announcement that right back Mathieu Debuchy would be out injured for three months.
Wenger reiterates Arsenal are in the transfer market for a defender. “We are looking more for the defensive department.” — James Olley (@JamesOlley) January 16, 2015