Derby County sign Arsenal’s Krystian Bielik

Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik has completed his move to Derby County penning a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He was on loan last season at Charlton helping them gain promotion to the championship, having made 34 appearances for the Addicks.

Bielik who can play as a centre back or a defensive midfielder join the gunners from polish club Legia Warsaw in January 2015 for £2m, but only had two senior appearances for the club in the league cup since then.

Bielik said: “I’m glad I joined Derby. You have a great coach here. I’m looking forward to it a lot because I know I can learn a lot from the gaffer. “I want to learn a lot from the manager because I think he can help me to improve myself. “I can’t wait to join the lads on the pitch and I can’t wait for the first game.”

“He is a young player and it is a permanent deal, which I think is a very good investment for the club, “I am very happy he has joined the team. “He will get better and develop, but for his age he is a very good player,” Derby boss Phillip Cocu added.

Bielik  becomes the fourth new arrival for the Rams this summer, following Graeme Shinnie, Kieran Dowell and Matt Clarke to Pride Park.


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