Arsenal have agreed personal terms and convinced the parents of Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik to sign from Legia Warsaw.
Arsenal are closing in on 16-year old Krystian Bielik, who is dubbed as the ‘new Patrick Vieira’, after reportedly agreeing personal terms with the player and his parents. Arsene Wenger had offered €2 million to sign the Polish midfielder. It is believed that the player’s current club, Legia Warsaw, have accepted the offer and Bielik may become an Arsenal player soon.
Reports suggest that Bielik and his parents visited Arsenal and their facilities last week, and Arsene Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal staff have reportedly convinced the family to settle down in London.
According to some Polish reports, Arsenal have also agreed personal terms with the player, which will see the youngster earning much more than he currently does at Legia Warsaw. The reports suggest that Bielik, who currently earns around £125 a week, will earn close to £2000 a week if he is to sign for the Gunners.
At 6ft 2ins, the 16-year old midfielder boasts of a strong physique and power with a lot more years in hand to grow stronger physically. The player’s physique makes him a commanding figure in the centre of the midfield and has earned him a lot of praise and the title of ‘new Patrick Vieira’.
Arsenal are currently on the lookout of a strong holding midfielder and though only 16-years old, Bielik could just be the man Wenger is looking for. Despite his raw age and lack of experience, it is believed that Wenger sees the potential in the youngster to be a part of the potential starting 11. The possibility of the 16-year old being a regular at the Emirates has created a lot of buzz ahead of the move.
The Daily Star reports that the 16-year old and his parents will be special guests at Arsenal’s English Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers on Boxing Day ahead of a move in the January transfer window.
Arsenal are in for a defensive midfielder and a central defender in the January transfer market and various players have been linked with a move to the Emirates. While many high profiles players are expected to be on Wenger’s radar, it will be interesting to see how many of them will be willing to make a move in the middle of the season.
Bielik will have no apprehensions about moving to the club in January as he still has a lot of time in his hand to become an established signing and would not mind leaving his current club mid-season.