According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are demanding £10 million in return for Krystian Bielik.
The 21-year-old is an exciting talent. However, he does not appear to feature in Unai Emery’s plans at the Emirates Stadium. The Sun reported in June that the young defender is keen to quit the Gunners in order to pursue first team football elsewhere.
The Pole spent last season on loan with Chalrton Athletic in League One. He played a key role for the club as they secured promotion to the Championship. However, his impressive performances on loan do not look to have brought him any closer to the Arsenal first team.
That being said, the north London outfit are clearly aware of Bielik’s talent. £10 million is a big price tag to put on such a raw, inexperienced player. In this instance, the Gunners’ firm, demanding stance should please fans of the club. It appears as though Arsenal are learning from past mistakes.
For too long, Arsenal have sold their players too cheaply. Last summer, Lucas Perez was allowed to join West Ham for just £4 million. They also only received £10 million from Juventus for Wojciech Szczesny and West Brom bagged Kieran Gibbs for just £7 million in the summer of 2017.
It was vital that Arsenal improved their record of selling players. If they are able to get £10 million for Bielik this summer, then it will be evidence that the north London club have addressed this problem.