Poles To Sign?

Last updated : 06 January 2006 By Will Holyoak

Crewe have agreed fees for Polish defenders Antoni Lukasiewicz and Marcin Kus. The duo had been over on trial but their clubs' inflated asking prices meant that a deal seemed unlikely. However, during the last week, Crewe decided to make a 'take it or leave it' bid anyway and the offer has subsequently been accepted. Kus, a Poland 'B' international, was the more impressive of the two whilst on trial leading to Crewe's staff being eager to sign the right back, who does not speak English. Lukasiewicz, however, who does speak English, showed signs of potential whilst on trial and despite initially only deciding to pursue Kus, the club have since decided to pursue both players, who they believe will add quality to the team and the squad. The fee for Kus has been described as a 'reasonable fee' by Crewe boss Dario Gradi whilst Lukasiewicz would join us on a free transfer. It is believed the 'reasonable fee' equates to around £150k.

With the Gareth McAuley deal effectively off after a failure to agree personal terms, Crewe fans will not make any presumptions but will wait until the players have actually signed. The players' agent has, however, previously stated that wages would not be a stumbling block should a fee be agreed.