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Krystian Bielik: Arsenal defender close to joining Norwich City on loan

Krystian Bielik looks to be heading to Norwich City. Credit: PA

Arsenal youngster Krystian Bielik has revealed that he is set to spend next season on loan at Norwich City.

The 19-year-old centre-back enjoyed a productive spell at Birmingham City towards the back end of last season, and the Gunners are keen for him to taste more first team football.

The Premier League giants signed Bielik from Legia Warsaw for a £2.4 million fee when he was a 17-year-old, and manager Arsène Wenger is known to rate him highly.

He is now poised to continue his education at Carrow Road, with Bielik telling Polish publication Łączy nas piłka that a deal is close.

Bielik impressed at Birmingham City last season. Credit: PA

Probably I will play for Norwich City on loan next season, talks are close to finalisation.

Certainly, I hope that after I go back to Arsenal on a permanent basis I find myself in the first team and get a chance in the Premier League.

– Krystian Bielik, Arsenal

If Bielik does join, he would be Norwich's fourth summer signing following the captures of Marley Watkins, Angus Gunn and Mario Vrančić.

Bielik is currently preparing for the European Under-21 Championship in his homeland after he was selected in Poland's squad.

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