Arsenal are nearing in on the capture of Polish wonderkid Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw, after his agent told The Guardian that they are on the cusp of agreeing a move in the near future.
Reports suggested that the move was proving difficult to finalise, with the two clubs disagreeing on price – Legia want a fee closer to £2.5 million, while Arsenal have offered £1.6 million for the midfielder.
However, assuming that issue is solved, there seems to be little in the way of barrier to Bielik joining the Emirates Stadium club.
The young star visited Arsenal’s training ground, and despite interest from Italian giants Roma, Bielik has his heart set on moving to the north London side.
Despite only turning 17 a week ago, Bielik has already made seven appearances for Legia’s first team.
He is considered to be a defensive midfielder, and stands at 6ft 2in already, at his young age.
“We are speaking and hopefully we will find a solution,” his agent Cezary Kucharski said.
Bielik added: “I’ve made a decision [to join Arsenal] and I’m not going to change it.
“I am looking forward to an agreement between the heads of the clubs.
“I realise that the negotiations may take some time. I am, however, confident it will happen soon.”