Arsenal have reportedly decided they could sell Jakub Kiwior this January. However, the Gunners would want a permanent exit rather than a loan deal.
Arsenal signed the Polish center-back from Spezia last January. So far he has only been used as a back-up. The players himself hasn’t adapted as well as as he would’ve hoped while coming to England and he reportedly wants to go back to Italy. There has been interest from Juventus and AC Milan for the 23-year-old, with AC Milan looking the most interested.
Jakub Kiwior a priority for AC Milan
According to Calciomercato, Milan are interested in bringing Jakub Kiwior back to Serie A this January. AC Milan are currently short on defensive options. They would like to sign a player who can come in now but also improve in future. The Poland international fits that bill.
He’s currently struggling for game time under Mikel Arteta, whose recent comments about potentially selling players were seen as encouraging for Milan. The defender is very much seen as a ‘viable option’ and Milan have made him a ‘top target’ as a result. However, that does not mean a deal will be easy to get done.
Arsenal may not be willing to budge on their demands
Arsenal only want a permanent deal for the player and not a loan deal. The Gunners will also be looking for a transfer fee that ensures they don’t lose out on the €25 million they spent in January last year to get him.
If their demands are not met, Arsenal would be more that happy to keep Jakub Kiwior. He is a really good back-up option and they would definitely need cover for the starting defenders as the season progresses.
There is clearly ‘distance and margin’ between AC Milan and Arsenal. It will be interesting to see how things unfold in January. The clubs could maybe agree on a loan deal with an option or obligation to buy.
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