Milan and Roma have reportedly set sights on Jakub Kiwior ahead of the January window, but it’ll be tough for them to convince Arsenal to let him go, no matter the formula. The Gunners spent €25M to snap him up from Spezia, outbidding the Serie A outfits.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, while the Pole isn’t a starter, he’s a valuable backup in multiple roles. He’s their third center-back behind William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes since Jurrien Timber is hurt. Therefore, his team would have to replace him if he left.
Milan and Roma tested the waters to have Kiwior on loan, but Arsenal didn’t provide an opening. The Rossoneri are better positioned to go after him in the summer, lodging a bid to sign him outright. Instead, their ownership would have to greenlight an extra budget for that to happen during the winter when they’ll focus on finding a new striker instead.
The Giallorossi have to operate on a shoestring. He’d be a six-month band-aid, but the Premier League giants oppose that. The capital club also has Trevoh Chalobah, Eric Dier, Finn van Breemen, Oumar Solet, and Malag Sarr on their radar, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays (via Fantacalcio).
Our Take on Kiwior, Arsenal, Milan, and Roma
The only way they could get him is if he pushes to depart to play more ahead of Euro 2024, but his spot on the Poland squad is probably secure enough already.
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