Arsenal will seal £21m signing of Jakub Kiwior in the next 24 hours with defender to finalise move from Spezia after watching Mikel Arteta’s side beat Manchester United at the Emirates
- Arsenal are poised to finalise the signing of Jakub Kiwior in the next 24 hours
- Kiwior is set to join from Spezia for £21m to add to Arsenal’s defensive options
- The 22-year-old was in attendance for Arsenal’s win against Manchester United
Arsenal are expected to seal their £21million move for Poland defender Jakub Kiwior over the next 24 hours.
After he finalises the deal and completes a medical on Monday, Kiwior is set to sign a contract until 2027, with the option of a further 12 months.
Arsenal are set to complete a £21m deal for defender Jakub Kiwior (L) over the next 24 hours
Arsenal’s second January signing – after the arrival of Leandro Trossard from Brighton – will cost them around £17.5m up-front, with a further £3.5m in possible add-ons.
Kiwior will 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.
Kiwior was in attendance as Mikel Arteta’s side secured a 3-2 win against Manchester United
Kiwior had been linked with Juventus and Milan.
Arsenal missed out on primary target Mykhailo Mudryk, who ended up at Chelsea, as they look for reinforcements for their title tilt.
The Poland international is set to be Arsenal’s second January signing after Leandro Trossard
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.