Parents of Krystian Bielik admit they are keen on Arsenal switch

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Arsenal have been handed a boost in the race for Polish wonderkid Krystian Bielik.

Bielik is set to journey to North London over Christmas to open talks with Arsenal over a potential transfer.

The 16-year-old midfielder has been compared to Gunners legend Patrick Viera, and he has been targeted as the answer to fill the defensive midfield void at the Emirates Stadium. Despite his young age and his low number of appearances for Legia Warsaw, a reported €2 million fee will be spent by the Gunners to take him to North London.

Regardless of his visit to the Emirates over Christmas, Legia's president has admitted that he doesn't believe any move will be completed over the January transfer window, and he admitted that Bielik should stay in his homeland for a minimum of two more years.

However, a new report has surfaced that gives the Gunners increased hope that the Polish wonderkid will be making the switch in the near future. Polish newspaper Fakt has claimed that Bielik's parents have already had a look around the facilities in North London, and have been impressed by how Arsenal will handle the development of their young son.

Unlike Wojciech Szczesny, who moved to Arsenal by himself, the Gunners are keen for Bielik to settle in England along with his family, and the report indicates that his parents are looking forward to moving to England - handing Arsenal a nice boost in the race for his signature.

Despite the desire to move to England, it is believed that a summer transfer will be more likely for the youngster, as the added time spent in Poland will allow all arrangements to be made in good time concerning the movement of his family over to the English capital.

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