Krystian Bielik: Arsenal Defender Keen on Birmingham City Switch
On-loan Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik has spoken to the media and discussed his desire to one day return to former loan club, Birmingham City.
Walsall's on-loan Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik, who joined the club on Transfer Deadline Day, has spoken to the media and discussed his desire to one day return to former loan club, Birmingham City.

20-year-old Bielik, who has made international appearances for Poland's under-16s, 17s, 18s and 19s, enjoyed a ten game loan spell at St. Andrews towards the end of the 2016/17 campaign and is keen to re-join the club should the opportunity arise.

In an interview with Polish publication Przeglad Sportowy, Bielik, who is out of contract in the summer, revealed that there were several offers placed during the summer but a move was scuppered when it was learned that he needed surgery on his shoulder

Krystian said; "There was interest from several clubs, but the injury closed many doors. I wanted to play in a first team in England. I would go to the Championship but, because of the injury, the clubs did not want to risk me. The next day I learned that I am leaving for a loan, I could choose between two major clubs from the Championship - Norwich or Nottingham. Well, I could not, because it turned out that the shoulder had to be operated."

Bielik, who joined the Gunners from Legia Warsaw in 2015 then went on to discuss the difference between the Championship and League One, insisting the third tier is just as competitive, he continued; "I got to League One and I'm glad that we managed to find a club in the senior football program by the end of the season. People think what they want. This league is as hard as the Championship."

The defender, who is yet to make an appearance in a Saddlers shirt, then went on to admit that he would be open to a return to the Blues, and wouldn't require any time to get used to his surroundings, he said; "I want to play in the Championship. I'd love to go back to Birmingham. I would feel best there. I would not need acclimatisation. I know the club, players, coaching staff."
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