A first bid was rejected by the Polish champions, but a second bid has already been offered, and, considering the club were only slightly off Legia’s valuation of their 17-year-old star, it should not be long before the deal is agreed. Bielik himself has already visited the Emirates Stadium to meet with Arsene Wenger and the playing staff, and Wenger has all but guaranteed him a place in the first-team squad.
Bielik has spoken of his desire to move to the Premier League side, and he has further commented on his ‘dream’ to switch to the Gunners, especially after meeting with Wenger and watching him take training.
Speaking to Legia.Sport, the midfielder said: “From the coach directly I heard that if I head to Arsenal, he immediately takes me under his wing.
“But he also explained that even older players have problems with rapid acclimatization and adaptation to English football when signing from abroad.
“He said clearly that I could move to the Under-21’s 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.”
The youngster also revealed what had impressed him most during his visit to North London, praising the training facilities used by Wenger’s men.
When asked what made the biggest impression upon him, Bielik said: “[What impressed me] most of all was the infrastructure. Eight heated, beautiful green fields, natural grass equal as a table. I can’t wait to practice on them.”
Despite an offer being rejected by Legia in the last days, it is widely expected that the long-running transfer saga will be wrapped up soon, and it will surely not be long before Bielik is training on the fields he was so impressed with during his visit to the English capital.
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