Arsenal – Arsenal complete signing of Krystian Bielik

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Arsenal have completed the signing of defensive midfielder, Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw for a reported £2.4m, BBC Sport has confirmed.

Bielik, 17, who underwent his medical at Arsenal last week, signed for Legia from their Polish rivals Lech Poznan last July and has made six appearances in all competitions this season.

Arsenal say the deal “is subject to the completion of regulatory processes”.

Bielik, who has appeared for Poland’s U16s side, can play in both a holding midfield role and at centre-back. Wenger has also said that he will be in immediate contention for the first-team squad.

The club are also now in quite advanced negotiations with Villarreal for centre back, Gabriel Paulista although a final fee has not yet been agreed. Villarreal are holding out for a £15.25 million (20 million euros) release clause.

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