Reports are out claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted with their swoop for Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik.
The 65 year old has confirmed the signing of Bielik, pending a successful medical. Bielik arrived in London on Friday to complete his move.
Wenger insists the fee for the 17-year-old is less than the £2m that has been touted — but admitted it was a hefty sum to fork out for one so young.
“It’s an awful lot of money for a player if he doesn’t succeed,” said Wenger. “If he does succeed then it’s cheap. He’s a defensive midfielder, 6ft 2in, he has a good energy level and technical level. It’s a gamble. But on what we saw it’s worth to take the gamble. He will go straight into the first-team squad.”