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Big blow for David Moyes as Piotr Zielinski reportedly rejects West Ham

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Big blow for David Moyes as Piotr Zielinski reportedly rejects West Ham

Piotr Zielinski allegedly does not want to move to West Ham United from Napoli in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb who claim that the 28-year-old has rejected the chance to join the Hammers after a £38 million fee was agreed between the East London club and the Naples outfit.

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So it’s back to the drawing board for David Moyes.

The Scot is allegedly in the middle of talks to strengthen his defensive midfield ranks at the London Stadium with Amadou Onana a target.

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But it seems as though he will have to look elsewhere other than Zielinski now for attacking midfield reinforcements…

Zielinski rejects West Ham

According to a report from Tuttomercatoweb, the 28-year-old midfielder has no interest in moving to the London Stadium.

And that is a big blow for West Ham. The 72-capped Poland international would have been a superb addition to Moyes’s ranks.

The 28-year-old is undoubtedly a huge talent and has the kind of ability that would definitely have taken 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).

Unfortunately for West Ham though, it seems as though Zielinski will not be plying his trade in East London this season.

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