Derby County owe Arsenal £8million for transfer flop signed by Arsene Wenger

Struggling Derby County still owe Arsenal £8million for Krystian Bielik, a player they signed from the north London club two years ago.

£8million for Krystian Bielik, a player they signed from the north London club two years ago.

The Poland international joined the Gunners as a highly-rated teenager when Arsene Wenger was still at the helm, but failed to make the grade in north London and departed after failing to make a single first team appearance.

Bielik enjoyed productive loan spells at the likes of Charlton and Birmingham City before the Rams decided to spend £10million on player capable of operating both in defence and midfield.

The 23-year-old’s spell with the East Midlands club has been hampered by two serous injuries, the latest of which has ruled him out of action since December 2019.