On Monday, Premier League leaders Arsenal reportedly acquired Polish defender Jakub Kiwior from Italian club Spezia in a deal worth an estimated £12 million ($27 million).
According to the club, Kiwior signed a “long-term contract” with the north Londoners. The 22-year-old, who played for Poland at the World Cup in Qatar, was in attendance at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to observe Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Manchester United.
Kiwior, who played for Anderlecht in Belgium earlier in his career, went from MSK Zilina to Spezia in 2021. He made 43 appearances for the Serie A team, attracting the attention of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. “It’s wonderful that Jakub will be joining us. Arteta described him as a youthful, agile defender who has demonstrated immense potential and qualities with Spezia in Serie A and Poland at the international level.
“Jakub is a player that will provide quality and strength to our defensive unit. We are excited to work with Jakub and his family at Arsenal.” The sporting director of Arsenal, Edu, adding, “We are thrilled to have signed Jakub Kiwior. He is a young star that we have been tracking for some time.”
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