By Walter Broeckx
I do speak and understand a few languages but Polish is not one of them. However someone informed me that an interesting article appeared on the website of Legia Warsaw.
“Bielik przejdzie testy medyczne w Arsenalu
“Bald Eagle passes a medical at Arsenal
Author: Krystian Grzelak Fig. Jacek Prondzynski
Legia Warsaw agreed to participate in the tests Bielik Krystian medical at Arsenal. 17-year-old midfielder will travel to London on Friday.
– I’m going to London to make dreams come true. I hope that I will soon officially Arsenal player – said legia.com Krystian Bald Eagle.
Bald Eagle went to the Legion before the start of the current season. With “Elka” on the chest played a total of six games – five in the T-Mobile Ekstraklasa League and one in Europe. In the past, played in the junior teams Miner Konin and Lech Poznan.”
So suddenly the name Bielik disappeared and was translated as Bald Eagle. And according to Google translate the definition of a bald eagle is : “a white-headed North American eagle that includes fish among its prey. Now most common in Alaska, it is the national emblem of the US. “Some of the most common birds of prey here, the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and osprey, are fish-eaters, though the hawk owl is not.”
Now tell me one football site where you start on football and end up with a bald eagle? Only Untold.
But let us turn to the message that is in the translation.
The official club website of Legia Warsaw who owns Biliek (or the bald eagle as he will be known at Untold) has said that Biliek is having a medical tomorrow (or today depending on when Tony presses the publish button) at Arsenal.
[Today – we don’t muck about on Untold when there are hot eagles to be dealt with – Tony]
And if the quote on their official website is true then the young man is flying over (like a bald eagle?) to fulfil his dream. And as this is the website of Legia Warsaw and not the one of let us say Manchester City who have no real idea who they sign and how the exact conditions are in relation to how the signed someone so we could believe them.
So it seems that apart from some hidden medical reason we have got our first signing of the winter transfer window. I don’t think Legia Warsaw would let him go for a medical if there had not been an agreement between the clubs. So we can assume that that part of the deal has been finished.
And as we can see from the quote from Biliek (on the Legia website) he seems rather eager to come to Arsenal. Who wouldn’t be?
The young man came from Lech Poznan this season to Legia Warsaw and played 5 matches in the Polish league and also one match in the Europa league. Biliek is a defensive midfielder. And he is 1.89 meter tall (6fr 2 in) so not really a little boy for his age. And they say he weighs some 74 kg.
So will we have a super bald eagle at Arsenal in the next weeks? The answer to that questions can be found on arsenal.com in the coming days of course. But there might be something more to it than just a rumour about this player. After all why would Legia Warsaw put such a thing on their website if it wouldn’t be true?
Anyway, if our bald eagle Biliek lands at the Emirates in the next days I want to wish him all the best for his career at Arsenal. Looking forward to see some glimpses of this young man in the coming seasons.
I think we could give him is own song… : Why don’t you fly like an eagle like in the song from the Steve Miller band. Arsenal, transfers, Legia Warsaw, bald eagles, Steve Miller band…. completely Untold stuff on a football blog.
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