Arsenal fans react as agreement is reached with Derby over owed payment
Arsenal have agreed to let Derby County defer their latest instalment for the transfer of Krystian Bielik by a year, according to The Telegraph.
The Rams are due to pay the Gunners £1.4 million this month. Their administration means they’re unable to pay it, however.
Had Arsenal kicked up a fuss, Derby would be subject to another embargo by the EFL.
Now, the Premier League outfit have shown a classy tough by letting the Rams pay their next instalment once they’re back on their feet.
It is thought that Derby paid close to £10 million for the versatile performer back in 2019.
His time at Derby hasn’t really gone according to plan.
He has torn his cruciate knee ligament twice in as many years and is currently thought to be out of action until the New Year.
Bielik has made just 32 appearances for the Rams at a time when they’d desperately welcome him into their team.
The 23-year-old is a highly-rated performer. He left Arsenal amid a backlash from supporters who were disappointed he wasn’t given a chance.
He made just two appearances for the Gunners and spent time on loan with Birmingham and Charlton.
What have Arsenal fans said about the Bielik situation?
Plenty see this as a classy touch, whilst others have taken it as an opportunity to suggest the club should take him back to the Emirates Stadium!
Of course, that isn’t going to happen and the player will now have serious question marks over his fitness after two major injuries.
As a young player, plenty of Arsenal fans hope that Bielik can still forge a career for himself.
The player will perhaps be back in training soon and he’ll be champing at the bit to get back on the pitch.
Here is what Arsenal fans had to say as the Gunners make a classy gesture to the debt-ridden Championship outfit.
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