On January 23, Jakub Kiwior officially became an Arsenal player. The centre-back of the Polish national team left Spezia Calcio for EUR 25 million, making him the most expensive player sold in the history of the Italian club. However, it turns out that the club did not intend to release him this winter.
Spezia’s team manager about the transfer of Jakub Kiwior
The details of the Pole’s departure were told by Eduardo Macia in an interview with “”. The 48-year-old has been working at Spezia since September 2022. In his opinion, the transfer was not determined by economic considerations.
– We have very reliable owners behind us, we often say that they are our guarantee in times of need. With or without Kiwior, the incoming deals would have come anyway, as evidenced by the purchases made before Arsenal’s offer appeared,” assured the Spaniard, who works at the Italian club.
Eduardo Macia also emphasizes that the opportunity for his development, the prospects presented by Arsenal, decided about the sale of the Pole. If not for that, Kiwior played in Spezia until the end of the season.
– I can honestly admit that the intention was to keep Kiwior for the next few months. But then an opportunity came along, a prestigious offer for both him and us. The player never asked to leave, he always showed the highest professionalism and the owners always left us great autonomy, as in all other decisions, never pressing, even for a second, to reinforce: they left us maximum freedom of action, “explained Macia.
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– Jakub Kiwior is a young talent with incredible potential. He is definitely the right player for our style of play. Besides, we didn’t have a backup stopwatch for the whole of last season,” he said.
The Pole has not yet made his debut for the new club, but he has already managed to break several records in training, including in the short distance sprint, the long jump and the sprint from a standing position. “He has already impressed his teammates and the coaching staff at London Conley (where Arsenal’s training center is located – ed.)” – .
Spezia, for whom Jakub Kiwior played 43 matches, is currently ranked 17th in the Serie A table. The team has 18 points under their belt and are five points ahead of the relegation zone. This, however, may shrink quickly, because Hellas Verona has played one less game so far.
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