According to Polish outlet Sportowe Fakty, West Brom are amongst the clubs interested in signing Arsenal youngster Krystian Bielik. Other Championship outfits, including Derby County, Brentford and Middlesbrough are also apparently keen on the 21-year-old.
The Gunners appear open to letting the young defender go, though they have put a £10 million price tag on him, according to the Daily Star. The north London club are keen to make the most of their asset. They are aware that the Pole is a talented prospect, with lots of potential, even if he doesn’t feature in Unai Emery’s plans.
Even though he clearly won’t come cheap, Bielik would be a brilliant signing for the Baggies. The Poland under-21 international shone whilst on loan with Charlton Athletic last season. He played a key role in helping the club achieve promotion to the Championship.
Bielik is ready now to impress in the second tier. He would be an ideal fit at the Hawthorns as new boss Slaven Bilic goes about rebuilding his squad. Bielik would bring some much-needed quality and strength in depth to the defensive contingent.
Bielik is a very modern defender. Supremely comfortable in possession, the youngster has an eye for a pass and is versatile enough to operate in a midfield role. These attributes would see him quickly become a valued member of the West Brom squad. What’s more, he has huge potential to improve and offers the Baggies a secure investment, as he is likely to retain plenty of re-sale value for a long time.