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Arsenal close in on £20m Jakub Kiwior Spezia & Poland defender

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Arsenal are closing in on a deal for young Poland international defender Jakub Kiwior from Serie A side Spezia.

The Gunners are in advanced talks with Serie A side Spezia over the 22-year-old, GOAL can confirm, and he is expected to travel to England imminently to finalize the move.

 It is believed Arsenal will pay around £20 million ($25m) for the left-sided center-back, who can also operate in a holding midfield role.

Kiwior moved to Spezia in August 2021 from Slovakia, where he had been playing for MSK Zilina. His performances in Serie A have caught the eye during the past 12 months, with AC Milan and Juventus believed to be monitoring his progress closely,

Kiwior’s imminent arrival, combined with the capture of Leandro Trossard from Brighton, will vastly improve Arsenal’s squad depth for the second half of the season.

Finding natural cover for Gabriel Magalhaes has always been a top priority for Mikel Arteta, who has had to use the Brazilian centre-back in all but one of Arsenal’s 21 matches in all competitions since the start of the campaign.


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