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Arsenal is on a’silent’ transfer mission as Edu desperately tries to avoid a repeat of Mudryk – ‘a strange deal’

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Arsenal is on a’silent’ transfer mission as Edu desperately tries to avoid a repeat of Mudryk – ‘a strange deal’

Arsenal reportedly signed Jakub Kiwior from Spezia in “silence” in response to Mykhaylo Mudryk joining rivals Chelsea.

This month, the Gunners have been active in the transfer market. Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk was one of their top priorities heading into the transfer window.

It appeared that they would sign him at first, but this was a public transfer saga, and Chelsea eventually swooped in to sign him for an initial fee of around £62 million.

This hasn’t deterred Arsenal too much. Since that setback, they’ve spent big money on Leandro Trossard and Kiwior.

Both of these deals were completed quickly, with Kiwior joining the club just a few days after their interest was revealed.

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According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal wanted to ensure Spezia and the player’s agents “couldn’t speak about the deal” for Kiwior.

“It was a strange deal because after the Mudryk deal fell through, Arsenal wanted to put contracts in place with the agents and clubs, all the parties involved in the deal, they couldn’t speak about the deal otherwise it wouldn’t go forward,” Di Marzio explained to goal.pl.

“After Mudryk, where everybody was talking about him, then Chelsea arrived and got the player, now Arsenal have decided probably in every deal, this ‘silent’ part of the contract.

“No one knew about Kiwior to Arsenal until the end of this deal. And I understand Arsenal because for every player they want, Chelsea comes along and offers more.

“I believe it is difficult now, even for English clubs, with the specter of Chelsea doing a deal with other clubs without anyone knowing.”

“At first, he (Kiwior) was a target of AC Milan, but they wanted to do it in the summer,” he added.

“Napoli also wanted to do something in the summer. Villarreal tried, as did Borussia Dortmund.

“Arsenal was very quick and quick because they anticipated other clubs arriving in June.”

According to Di Marzio, Arsenal “did a very good deal for Kiwior” and “arrived first” to avoid competition from rivals.

Arsenal began by offering €18 million in bonuses. Then Eduardo Macia, Spezia’s sporting director, and Edu, who have a good relationship, started talking,” Di Marzio added.

“Macia was excellent in negotiating a price of €25 million plus €5 million in bonuses.

“The player wanted to stay at Spezia till the end of the season but when Arsenal came he said I only want to go to Arsenal at this moment.

“Arsenal did a very good deal for Kiwior and the key was to move in January.

Arsenal were very good in this deal and even from Spezia nobody talked because they were afraid the deal couldn’t go forward.

“He is a very good player, and I believe Arsenal were the first to arrive, and the key was to anticipate the move in January because Kiwior could have gone anywhere in June.”

Arsenal is on a’silent’ transfer mission as Edu desperately tries to avoid a repeat of Mudryk – ‘a strange deal’

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