Arsenal have confirmed the £21million signing of Poland defender Jakub Kiwior from Serie A side Spezia.
The 22-year-old was in London over the weekend and was at Emirates Stadium for Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Manchester United on Sunday January 22.
Kiwior has signed a contract until 2027, with the option of a further 12 months.
Sporting Director Edu said: ‘We’re delighted to have completed the signing of Jakub Kiwior. He’s a young talent who we’ve been monitoring for a while now. We are now all looking forward to working with Jakub and seeing his continued development with us. We welcome Jakub to Arsenal.’
Manager Mikel Arteta added: ‘It’s great that Jakub is joining us. He’s a young versatile defender who has shown huge potential and qualities with Spezia in Serie A, and also at international level with Poland.
‘Jakub is a player who will give us strength and quality to our defensive unit. We welcome Jakub and his family to Arsenal and look forward to working with him.’
Jakub is Arsenal’s second January signing – after the arrival of Leandro Trossard from Brighton – will cost them around £17.5m up-front, with a further £3.5m in possible add-ons.
Kiwior will add depth to the Premier League leaders, who have been eyeing another left-footed centre back.