Ex-United star tells SkySports he'd be happy for Bielik to snub Arsenal

Legia Warsaw manager Henning Berg, a former Manchester United defender, would not mind if Krystian Bielik decides to snub Arsenal.

Former Manchester United defender Henning Berg has spoken out on the future of Krystian Bielik, in an interview with SkySports.

Berg is the manager of Bielik's current club, Polish side Legia Warsaw.

The teenager has attracted attention from Arsenal this transfer window, with The Mail reporting the Gunners have agreed a fee, but Hamburg are also interested and could match the offer, with a deal not yet completed.

Former Norwegian international Berg has not given up hope of Bielik deciding to stay.

He said: "We do understand other clubs may be interested in him, but that is normal when you have big talents.

"What will happen we don't know, but Legia will be a very good option for him."

Berg's comments suggest that he is not only keeping the door open for Bielik to remain, but he could make a pitch to try to keep him at the club.

While that may be unlikely in the face of such strong interest from Arsenal, he again could attempt to try to secure Bielik's services on loan until the end of the season.

Only 17, Bielik has managed to break into the first team, even making an appearance in the Europa League.

While Arsenal is an outstanding destination long-term, Berg may yet have his say in keeping hold of Bielik in the short-term, if the midfielder and the gunners can be persuaded.

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