Bielik wants Derby promotion in two years
Krystian Bielik says he is aiming to win promotion to the Premier League with Derby County in the next two years.
The Polish defender signed a five-year contract with the Rams when he made the switch from Arsenal earlier in the summer.
The fee was officially undisclosed but it is thought he cost them around £8million and that could rise as high as £10million based on performance clauses.
So far, the Rams have had an underwhelming start to life under Phillip Cocu, despite the fact the Dutchman has been impressed with Bielik’s contribution.
He has played five games in all competitions as Derby sit 19th in the Championship table having not won since the opening day of the season.
However, Bielik says he is still optimistic he can gain promotion with the Rams and is hoping to achieve that in two seasons.
“I’ve signed a five-year contract. My ambition is a promotion with the Derby County team,” he said.
“If it does not happen this season, we will try next year. If we do not succeed next year, I do not know what will happen, because I would like to play in the highest league.
“However, if it happens in two to three years, that’s fine.
“I will fight to get there with my current team but if we don’t succeed, there may be a club from the Premier League that will want to loan or buy me out.”