Arsenal have been handed a huge blow ahead of the January transfer window after it was confirmed Grzegorz Krychowiak has penned a new deal with Sevilla.
The back-to-back Europa League winners have penned the Polish international down until 2019, whilst importantly raising his release clause from £21.5m ($32.6m) to £32.2m.
Sevilla confirmed the renewal on their official website, along with a statement that read:
“The Polish international, who in just over a year at the club has established itself as one of the natural leaders of the team, has extended his contract one campaign further, setting his buyout clause at €45m.”
Whilst the extension does not rule out a move to North London, it does mean that Arsenal will have to pay significantly more to get the Andalusian side to agree to a deal- and £32.2m is a figure not many can see Arsene Wenger paying for a player of Krychowiak’s position.
Arsenal fans will hope that Francis Coquelin continues his tremendous form and remains injury free, which could hold the balance in the Gunners Premier League title pursuit.