Arsenal are set to sign Poland international Jakub Kiwior from Italian side Spezia in a deal worth €20 million, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The centre-back, 22, will add strength in depth behind Gabriel Magalhaes who has been covering the left side on his own this season.
It’s claimed by Polish journalist Tomasz Włodarczyk that his contract will run for five and a half years and that Juventus, Napoli and AC Milan were keeping tabs on him.
Arsenal are closing in on deal to sign Polish centre back Jakub Kiwior from Spezia, here we go soon! Fee in excess of €20m, medical tests could take place this week 🚨⚪️🔴🇵🇱 #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 20, 2023
We don’t know a whole lot about Kiwior aside from the fact he has played for his country at every level and moved to Italy in August 2021.
He’s featured 43 times for Spezia and played all but three minutes of his country’s four matches at the World Cup.
The Gunners had previously been tipped to sign France international Evan Ndicka on a free transfer next summer but it looks as though we’ve gone with a different option.
Kiwior looks like being the second piece of business we’ll do in January with the arrival of Leandro Trossard set to be confirmed imminently.