With Spezia central defender Jakub Kiwior seemingly on his way to Arsenal, his former manager Luca Gotti did not bother hiding his frustration about the central defender’s exit.
Spezia manager Luca Gotti blasted his side’s tendency to ‘sell at a big profit,’ with Arsenal set to sign promising defender Jakub Kiwior.
Mikel Arteta’s side appear to have secured the services of the Poland international in a deal believed to be worth £22m. Kiwior will be the second player to join the club this January after Brighton and Hove Albion winger Leandro Trossard.
While the central defender is a relatively unknown prospect on these shores, he has slowly amassed a very impressive reputation in Serie A. This became evident in the Spezia’s boss’ recent press conference, where he bemoaned the likely sale of the defender.
“This is football, we have to be ready to deal with any situation,” Gotti said in his recent pre-match press conference. “I am very happy for Kiwior and this opportunity he created for himself.
“It is also the biggest sale in Spezia’s history and I imagine the club is happy with that too. However, I cannot be happy with it.
“There are coaches who constantly complain and ask for reinforcements, that is not me, but I am often in a situation where my clubs sell at a big profit. That doesn’t mean the players who arrive to replace them are worse, they are merely less ready to deliver.