Jakub Kiwior backed to secure future Barcelona move

Mateusz Szlenk and Nikolas Wroblewski have tipped Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior to join Barcelona a few years down the line.

Jakub Kiwior joined Arsenal in a deal worth around €25 million back in January, and he is highly rated around Europe. His former youth teammates Mateusz Szlenk and Nikolas Wroblewski and managers Damien Galeja and Krzysztof Berger have now suggested to TVP Sport that the defender could end up joining Barcelona if he continues to develop at a rapid pace.

“I believe that he is able to become the leader of the national team’s defence after Kamil Glik,” said Galeja.

“When Kamil was young, his performances were not perfect. The defender needs to gain experience. If we give Kubuś a chance, in many years we will certainly have a great defender, a pillar of our national team,” added Berger.

Former teammates Mateusz Szlenk and Nikolas Wróblewski said, “There is a deficit in the defense line, I think he will be there in a few years and he will prove himself there,” they stated when discussing the defender.

The 23-year-old has immense potential, and there is no reason why he cannot play for a club like Barcelona in the coming seasons. However, he will need to establish himself as a key player for Arsenal first.

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The Gunners have players like William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Ben White and Jurrien Timber at their disposal, and Kiwior will have to perform better than them in order to break into the starting lineup.

The 23-year-old’s talent and potential is beyond doubt. But he needs to apply himself better in training to convince Mikel Arteta to give him regular opportunities. The Gunners spent €25 million for the defender, and they clearly rate him highly. They will be hoping that he can continue his development and establish himself as an important player for them in the coming seasons.

Selling him to Barcelona might not be an option for them just yet. In addition, Barcelona are going through financial difficulties, and they might not be able to afford that 23-year-old if Arsenal decide to charge a premium.

If the 23-year-old defender manages to fulfil his potential with Arsenal, he could be a long-term asset for them and he would end up saving millions in the transfer market for the north London club.

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