Leiga Warsaw president refutes Arsenal move for Krystian Bielik

Boguslaw Leśnodorski believes that Legia Warsaw wonderkid Krystian Bielik will not be moving to Arsenal in January.

Bielik has been capturing the eye of Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger in recent months, and the payer confirmed that he will be traveling to the Emirates Stadium as a guest over the Christmas period.

The Gunners are expected to conclude negotiations with the 16-year-old whilst he is in England, and, having already started contacting the youngster about a possible switch to North London, it is said that the Gunners are favourites for his signature.

Despite his young age, the Polish youth international - who has three Under-17 caps to his name - has been likened to former Arsenal captain Patrick Viera. A tall, well-built athlete for his age, the youngster has been praised for his technical ability and creativity, and he has become a key part of Legia Warsaw’s side since moving to the club for just £9,500 from Lech Poznan five months ago.

With Bielik traveling to North London to watch the Gunners face QPR over the Christmas period, the club are hoping to secure the long-term fix for their defensive midfield problem for a cheap price, but the president of Legia has claimed that he does not expect any move to be completed in the January transfer window, with a minimum two season stay expected in Poland.

Talking to Legia.Sport.pl, Legia president Boguslaw Leśnodorski said: “Arsenal are interested in him, but there's nothing to get excited about. Krystian suggested that during the Christmas break he went and saw where it all looks like. But neither coach Berg, or the club wants him to go away from us now.

“I suspect that over the next six months any transfer does not happen. We believe in Bielik. This is a young boy and a talent in which we have a plan.

“Let's face it - he will now be the primary player in any team composition. In his case, the roads are two - it should go in the next two seasons, or only after five or six years.

“It will be a joint decision, but so far as I say - there is nothing to get excited about in the winter.”

The report also indicates that Leśnodorski will be meeting with Bielik’s parents to discuss his future, looking to extend his current contract which runs until the youngster turns 19 in the summer of 2016.

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