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Confirmed – Arsenal Close To First Winter Signing, Personal Terms Agreed

Arsenal are edging closer to signing Legia Warsaw young prodigy Krystian Bielik, the player’s agent has confirmed. The highly-rated midfielder is wanted by Arsene Wenger, as he feels that could be the Gunners long-term holding defensive midfielder. And his agent Cezary Kucharski has confirmed a deal is very close.

Cezary Kucharski told the Guardian: “We are speaking and hopefully we will find a solution.”

It is expected that the deal will be finalized up in the coming days, with £2.5million the fee reported to be demanded by Legia Warsaw for the newly turned 17-year old defensive midfielder. Krystian Bielik, who has been dubbed as the new Patrick Vieira has caught the eye with some impressive displays this season for Legia Warsaw in the Polish League which has lead to interest from Arsene Wenger over a potential move to the emirates. He was reported to have agreed a deal with Arsenal several weeks ago.

This much he confirmed when he said “I’ve made a decision and I’m not going to change it”

Bielik, who has already made seven appearances for the Polish club this season, despite turning 17 a few days ago, spent time at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground in November and is desperate to make a permanent move to the Emirates. In a recent interview with Legia Sport , the youngster revealed Wenger plans to place him in the under-21 side with the view of moving straight into the first team should he impress.

Bielik said: “He said clearly that I could move to the Under-21s if I want to but, at the same time, he pointed out that he believes in me. I’ll be training with the first team and get a chance to play, if I adapt myself.

“I believe him, because I know that is not afraid to try with the young.”

Bielik also spoke confidently of a deal being concluded before the transfer window closes. He said: “I heard that Legia has rejected Arsenal but apparently the first offer is always discarded. I look forward to what will happen.

“I’m not packed yet, but already looking around for [a] larger suitcase, because as I go, you probably will not return soon.

“I hope that Legia speak with Arsenal and I go to London to fight for a place in the first team and to fulfil my dreams.”

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