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Report: Napoli are patiently waiting for West Ham to make a £33.5m bid for 'exceptional' Piotr Zielinski

Napoli are patiently waiting for West Ham United to come in with an improved bid for Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski.

That’s according to a report from Calcio Napoli 24 who claim that Napoli will not accept a penny less than €40 million (£33.5 million) for the 28-year-old attacking midfielder this summer.

READ…Insider claims West Ham are ready to pay in excess of £34 million for midfielder

And it has been reported that the Hammers must pay the 72-capped Poland international around £105k-a-week in order to convince him to move to the London Stadium.

West Ham manager David Moyes desperately needs to sign an attacking midfielder this summer having failed to bring Jesse Lingard to the London Stadium.

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Napoli star Zielinski is someone who Rob Newman has allegedly identified to the Scot as the ideal summer signing.

And it seems as though the Serie A club are prepared to let him go, but only for a fairly hefty price…

Napoli waiting for West Ham to make Zielinski offer

The Italian club are sitting back and waiting for West Ham to raise their initial offer for the Pole according to a report from Calcio Napoli 24.

Whether the Hammers are prepared to go up to £33.5 million remains to be seen though.

Zielinski would undoubtedly be a fine addition for West Ham.

The 28-year-old is undoubtedly a huge talent and has the kind of ability that would definitely take West Ham’s attacking play to another level.

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Zielinski bagged eight goals and five assists in 42 games for Napoli last season and in the 2020/21 campaign, he racked up 10 goals and 13 assists in 47 games (Transfermarkt).

In 35 Serie A outings last season, the Poland international made 36.1 passes on average per game and recorded an impressive completion rate of 84.8%. He also made an average of 1.4 key passes per match (Who Scored).

Former Poland manager Paulo Sousa described the Napoli midfielder as ‘exceptional’ (The Guardian).

And if West Ham manage to sign Zielinski this summer, we would definitely be a stronger outfit in general.

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