Galatasaray and Birmingham plot to move for Arsenal defender
- Galatasaray are reportedly eyeing Arsenal's defender Krystian Bielik according to the Takvim newspaper
- They want to lure the youngster from the Emirates with the generous offer of CL football next season
- 'Aslanlar' are reportedly facing tough competition from Championship side - Birmingham City
Galatasaray have made signing a new defender a priority, the Lions hoped Manchester City’s Jason Denayer would return on loan but he has yet to make a decision.
Bielik has been identified as an alternative to the Belgium center-back.
The Polish defender, 20, struggled to break into the Arsenal first-team under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger after being signed from Legia Warsaw for £2.5million just over three years ago.
Back in February Bielik claimed to have reached a ceiling in the Arsenal academy:
“In the Arsenal youth team I have long felt that I have reached a level and will not go higher.”
“I have to play in the first team – regardless of [whether it is] League One, the Premier League or the Dutch league.
Bielik has made 59 appearances for the Arsenal youth sides but just two appearances for the senior team since joining.
The Lions would be able to offer the 20-year-old Champions League football next season but face competition from Birmingham City.