The Daily Mail have claimed that Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik is on his way to Championship promotion hopefuls Derby County for a fee of £9.5million this summer – and Leeds fans have reacted on Twitter.
The 21-year-old defender shone for Charlton Athletic last summer, helping the Addicks gain promotion from League One. He clocked up 34 appearances in total, keeping 12 clean sheets and even scoring four times.
However, Charlton have failed to keep the Poland Under-21 international and he returned to the Gunners earlier this summer. Now, it looks as though Bielik could come up against Charlton, in Derby’s colours.
Leeds could be after a centre-back this summer after Pontus Jansson somewhat surprisingly left the club this summer to join Brentford, with the Swedish ace claiming he was sold due to Financial Fairplay requirements.
The Whites have brought in Ben White on a season-long loan from Premier League outfit Brighton this summer, and although he has impressed in pre-season, he is very inexperienced and many want another option.
Leeds fans reacted to the reported news that Derby are about to complete the signing of Bielik from Unai Emery’s north Londoners for £10million, and supporters are unhappy as they believe Bielik would have been a good signing.
Would have been great for Leeds.
— steve holmes (@steve14b) July 31, 2019
Great for them if true, can play Centre back and Defensive midfield too. Looks very promising, but who needs defenders eh!
— Phil Gill (@beebo1969) July 31, 2019
Would have loved us to be in for him. He looks a real Bielsa style player – comfortable on the ball, a great passer, and can play CB or CDM. Would also give us more aerial presence in both attack and defence as well as being the extra CB we desperately need.
— Paul Snowdon (@NakedFarang) August 1, 2019
Would be good if we could scupper them for him. He’s Bielsa’s type of player and young enough to improve. Would rather Bielik for £10m than Kent – I don’t think Kent’s attitude interests Bielsa.
— Ted Atkinson ?? (@tedatkinson) July 31, 2019
It’s ok, we sold a proven international and maybe thee best CB in the division on his day with a shrewd bit of business for a great fee of 5.5 million!
— Byron Littlefair ⚽️ (@bazzmanthegreat) July 31, 2019
It's called ambition folks,sadly lacking at Leeds..
— johnmat64 (@spirejohn1302) July 31, 2019