Arsenal are in talks over a £20m deal for Spezia’s Polish centre-back Jakub Kiwior as Mikel Arteta looks to reinforce his defence for their title charge
- Arsenal are in talks with Spezia over a £20million deal for defender Jakub Kiwior
- The centre-back has played 20 times for Spezia in all competitions this season
- The 22-year-old has played as a defensive midfielder and a left-back as well
- Mikel Arteta’s side have conceded the second fewest goals this season (14)
- READ: Arsenal complete £27m deal to sign Brighton forward Leandro Trossard
Arsenal are in talks to sign Poland defender Jakub Kiwior in a deal that could cost around £20million.
The 22-year-old, currently at Serie A side Spezia, would add depth to the Premier League leaders, who have been eyeing another left-footed centre back.
Gabriel Magalhaes has been a mainstay beside William Saliba this season but Kiwior, who started all of Poland’s matches at the Qatar World Cup, would add cover and competition for the Brazilian.
Arsenal are in talks to sign Poland defender Jakub Kiwior in a deal that could cost around £20m
Kiwior has been linked with Juventus and Milan but Arsenal are hopeful of completing another January signing, having already secured a £27m deal for Brighton forward Leandro Trossard this week.
Arsenal missed out on primary target Mykhailo Mudryk, who ended up at Chelsea, as they look for reinforcements for their title tilt.
The defender, who has won nine caps for Poland, also has experience playing at left back and in defensive midfield.
Arsenal are well-stocked when it comes to right-sided centre backs, with Saliba, Rob Holding and Ben White at Mikel Arteta’s disposal.
But left-footed defenders have become hot property in the modern game.
Kiwior joined Spezia in 2021 having spent time at Anderlecht during his youth.
Mikel Arteta’s side are five points clear in the Premier League title race but will want to strengthen their position
The club has shown in recent years with the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Magalhaes and to an extent Granit Xhaka that they prefer to bring in players who will be allowed to develop at the club.
At 22, Kiwior is younger than both White and Magalhaes and just a…