Krystian Bielik has revealed that he’s close to finalising a season-long loan move to Norwich City.

The 19-year-old is currently on international duty with Poland ahead of this month’s u21 European Championships.

He has been linked with a number of different sides in England’s second tier after an excellent six-month spell with Birmingham City last season.

Bielik (far left) stretching alongside his Poland u21 team-mates during a training session on international duty. (Picture source: laczynaspilka.pl)

During an interview earlier this week he said, “Probably I will play [for] Norwich City on loan next, talks are close to finalisation.

“Certainly, I hope that after I go back to Arsenal on a permanent basis, I find myself in the first-team and get a chance in the Premier League.

Norwich finished 10 points outside the play-off positions and crucially, conceded 69 goals across the Championship campaign. Only Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United, the latter of which were relegated, conceded more goals than the Canaries.

Russell Martin and Ryan Bennett were first-team regulars at the back, as was Timm Klose last term. Bennett is set to join Wolves on a free transfer next month, so it’s likely that Bielik will feature regularly within the backline as part of a possible 4-2-3-1 formation.

It will be good for Bielik to get a full season out on-loan under his belt, before attempting to break into the first-team properly in the following campaign.

We will continue to provide developments as they happen with this story and will cover his season on loan in detail on site n our Loan Watch section.