Krystian Bielik is closing in on a move to Derby County that could be worth as much as £10 million, according to Polish sports reporter Adam Godlewski.
The Pole is understood to have attracted interest from a number of clubs in England and Italy after impressing at the Under-21 European Championships where he bagged a couple of goals and proved his worth as a centre-back and defensive midfielder.
Last season, Bielik helped Charlton Athletic win promotion to the Championship via the play-offs. He joined Arsenal in January 2016 and has since undertaken loan spells with Birmingham City and Walsall.
Były dwie oferty z Włoch-za 4 mln € i za 7mln€, i zainteresowanie całej armii klubów z Championship,ale zdaje się, że wyścig po Krystiana Bielika już zakończony, a wygranym Derby County. Nalegał trener Phillip Cocu i suma odstępnego ma się zakręcić wokół 10 mln£.Cóż, okrągła:)
— Adam Godlewski (@AdamGodlewski) July 30, 2019
While an obviously talented player, he’s struggled to make an impact at the Emirates in part due to a couple of ill-timed and lengthy shoulder problems during Arsene Wenger’s tenure.
Despite the club accepting that Laurent Koscielny has no future and doing their best to find a buyer for Shkodran Mustafi, for whatever reason, Unai Emery does not see Bielik as a potential replacement.
If we can get £10 million for him from the Rams then that wouldn’t be a bad bit of business, although it does sound like we may have to give former club Legia Warsaw a cut.