Arsenal are reportedly about to sign Spezia’s Jakub Kiwior, and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski seems to be a big fan of the versatile Poland international.
We’ve already told you everything we know about the 22-year-old, but what does his compatriot Lewandowski, the most popular Polish player out there, think about him?
Robert Lewandowski is a fan of Arsenal target Jakub Kiwior
Lewandowski has played at Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and now Barcelona. He knows a fantastic player when he sees one, and Kiwior seems to fall into that category.
The 22-year-old earned his first-ever Poland call-up last summer after a phenomenal domestic campaign in Italy for Spezia.
He made his debut against Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands in a game that Poland managed to draw 2-2, and three months later, he faced the Dutch again, this time in a 2-0 defeat.
Although they weren’t the results Poland fans would’ve wanted, they unearthed a gem, and Lewandowski’s comments about the talented defender a week later will now be music to curious Arsenal fans’ ears.
“I noticed this during the warm-up before the game against the Netherlands (a 2-0 defeat last week). I asked: ‘But who is he’? Then I saw him in the game. Extraordinary. Really great potential.”
The Insider’s View
If Arteta and Edu want Kiwior and Lewandowski thinks he’s ‘extraordinary’, there’s not a lot left for us to say but we’re extremely excited to see how he plays.
Kiwior is a versatile defensive player, who can play as a centre-half, at left-back and also in defensive midfield. He’s good on the ball, is a tough tackler and is impressive in duels.
Still only 22, the Pole has all the time in the world to develop, and under a fantastic coach like Arteta, we’re certain he will fulfil his potential at Arsenal.
Kiwior is expected to have his medical over the weekend and a deal is set to be completed next week.