According to Polish publication Przeglad Sportowy, Arsenal are weighing up a bid for Legia Warsaw’s young goalkeeper Radoslaw Majecki when the transfer window opens in January.
The 19-year-old has made eight appearances in the first team this season keeping six clean sheets. He’s also been a regular for Poland’s under-20s and is expected to be between the sticks for his country when they host the under-20 World Cup next summer.
It’s suggested that Arsenal scouts have been impressed by his progress both domestically and at international level.
Majecki, who is under contract until 2023, has said previously that he’d prefer to nail down a couple of years of first-team football before moving to a bigger club, but the report claims Legia’s poor finances could force them to cash in sooner rather than later.
A compromise would be Arsenal purchasing the player and then loaning him back for the rest of the season. He’d then join up with the Gunners next summer and do his best to challenge for a first-team spot.
We do have a history of signing keepers from Legia; both Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski were lured from the Polish capital in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Interest in Majecki comes 24 hours after we reported that French side Rennes could try and lure Emi Martinez to Ligue 1 in January. The Argentine, Unai Emery’s third choice stopper, has made only one appearance this season and is keen to play more football.
Given that Petr Cech is out of contract at the end of the season – and there’s no sign we’re about to renew his deal – it’s likely that we are in the market for a keeper or two. Whether Majecki is a target remains to be seen.