Despite Grzegorz Krychowiak recently signing a new deal with Sevilla, that raised his release clause, Jonathan Kaney believes Arsenal should still do all they can to capture the Polish international.
With rumours flying around that our old guard central midfield trio of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky won’t be offered new contracts at the end of the season, central midfield reinforcements are crucial for Arsenal in the next two transfer windows.
After a long summer where we missed out on the likes of Arturo Vidal, Morgan Schneiderlin and Sven Bender – and then suffered a huge blow in our chase of William Carvalho after he suffered a bad injury and signed a new contract at Sporting – top class central midfield enforcements are few and far between at the moment.
One man who Arsene Wenger is thought to be keen on though is Sevilla midfield enforcer Grzegorz Krychowiak who was one of the most outstanding and commanding defensive midfielders in Europe last season.
The Pole dealt top clubs across Europe a January blow by signing a new deal with the Europa League champions until 2019. Howver, fortunately for Arsenal, contracts in world football mean very little these days apart from driving up a players price. Krychowiak’s new deal has a £32.5 million release clause that is unlikely to put us off in the summer and his agent has told the media a move to England appeals to him.
Of all the promising central midfield prospects in Europe right now I feel the Krychowiak is one we should go all out for – not only because he is a talented and potentially world class defensive midfielder, but because he will bring a completely different dimension to our midfield with commanding, physicality, height and power.
Cazorla and Coquelin have been excellent in the Premier League this season, but a different dimension and a physical central midfielder would be a welcome addition to the squad. The big Pole has shown at Sevilla that he is top class and can dominate a midfield in La Liga. He’s also proved himself on the European stage after helping Sevilla to the Europa League last season.
He is exactly the kind of player we have been missing since Patrick Viera and even though we may not get him this January after he’s pledged his future to Sevilla, I hope Arsene goes all out to get him in the summer.