According to Adam Godlewski, Derby County have won the race for Arsenal prospect Krystian Bielik with a reported £10m fee on the table. The news of how much the Championship club will pay for the 21-year-old has left many Arsenal fans praising their transfer hierarchy.
Bielik spent time on loan at League One side Charlton Athletic last season as they won promotion via the playoffs. The Poland under-21 international played 34 games times for the Addicks, scoring four goals – though primarily a centre-back, he played the majority of the campaign at defensive midfield.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts with many impressed by the fee they’ve managed to pick up for their academy prospect.
One supporter lauded Raul Sanllehi and Edu Gaspar for their dealings labelling it as amazing business. Others said that £10m for a player that only has made two sub appearances is an insanely good deal whilst one called it a £10m steal.
A heap of praise has come for the aforementioned duo with some members of the Emirates support claiming that the deal would have only been about £4m if Sanllehi wasn’t around whilst one claimed the club are finally getting value in their sales.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
10m for a player who only made 2 sub appearances is an insanely good deal tbh….
— Steve Dawson (@TheSteveDawson) July 31, 2019
Amazing business from Raul and Edu.
— Mattias Borglin (@BorglinMattias) July 31, 2019
— ?ndrew (@AFC_AL10) July 31, 2019
Raul has done it again
— Usman Musa (@Drealussy) July 31, 2019
Useful money. We need to sign two defenders, Tierney and possibly Khederia and announce Pepe. I’d take Zaha too if we could palm Miki, Jenkinson and Elneny off to Palace. And sell Mustafi.
— Dave. (@Feeling__Social) July 31, 2019
finally selling properly
— ?????????????? (@Edusznn) July 31, 2019
10mill for Bielik, finally we are starting to get value when selling players #AFC
— Prichy AFC (@MarkUprichard) August 1, 2019
so… we are getting 10Mil for Krystian Bielik a player who had one good season out on loan to Charlton
Ramsey, Welbeck, Cazorla and Gnabry and soooo many more we got £0 for, well done Raul Sanllehi Brilliant ????????????
— Gunnerz?? (@AFC_HUNTER) July 31, 2019