Arsenal rejected the opportunity to sign Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak in the summer, and could live to regret the decision should Arsène Wenger want him in the future.

All players registered in Spain must have a release clause in their contract, and the Polish midfielder’s is currently £21m. That amount would have helped Arsenal sign the player – who was heavily linked – throughout the summer, but the club opted not to.

He has continued to impress since the new season began as Sevilla have competed in an incredibly tough Champions League group, and the club are now close to agreeing a new contract with him according to Estadio Deportivo (per Sport Witness).

The midfielder would seemingly still like a move to England, and his representatives have that in mind, but a new contract would mean a higher release clause. They had wanted a release clause of around £32m, but that proposal was allegedly rejected. A fee that big would probably prevent interest from England, and certainly from Arsenal.

The player’s reluctance to have such a high release clause would only prove that he sees his long-term future away from the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium.

During the summer, Krychowiak admitted a move to Arsenal would be an interesting one and he is close to Arsenal goalkeeper and Poland team-mate Wojciech Szczesny, currently at AS Roma.

Should he sign the new contract, it seems unlikely that he’d end up an Arsenal player and that may just be something Wenger would regret.

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