Report: Why Southampton will miss out on Grzegorz Krychowiak this summer

Southampton and Arsenal are reportedly interested in Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Southampton will fail to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak from Sevilla this summer, according to The Daily Mail.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that the Saints’ failure to offer Champions League football next season is the main reason for the midfielder’s snub.

The Premier League outfit were reportedly looking to sign the 25-year-old as a potential replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin, but it now appears that they will have to find someone else.

With Sevilla set to play in the Champions League next season, it would be a step down for Krychowiak if he were leave the Spanish club for Southampton.

This will come as good news to Arsenal, who are also reported to be interested in the services of the Poland international defensive midfielder.

ABC de Sevilla recently reported of the Gunners’ interest in Krychowiak, who moved to Sevilla from Reims in the summer of 2014.

Krychowiak scored two goals and created five chances in 32 La Liga appearances for the Spanish club in the recently concluded 2014-15 season.

The Pole had a pass accuracy of 81% and a shot accuracy of 38%, and won 97 headers, 12 dribbles and 82 tackles.

In 13 Europa League matches, Krychowiak scored two goals, created eight chances, had a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 54%, and won 46 headers, seven dribbles and 36 tackles.

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