Liverpool could make a move to sign long-term West Ham United target Piotr Zielinski in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Il Mattino who claim that Liverpool will be in a very strong position to sign the 78-capped Poland international, if he fails to sign a new deal with Napoli.
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That will come as a blow for West Ham manager David Moyes.
The Hammers boss is allegedly keen to bring the 28-year-old to the London Stadium.
Zielinski is a terrific footballer and seems to be tailor made for the physical and intense nature of Premier League football.
With Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp now keen to sign him though, it’s probably more likely that he will end up at Anfield rather than the London Stadium…
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Il Mattino reckon that the Reds could make a move to sign the Pole in the summer transfer window, should he fail to agree terms on a new deal with Serie A side Napoli.
That’s such a shame because he really would be a huge signing for West Ham.
I think that the Pole would be a huge upgrade on Tomas Soucek. Having said that, I do feel as though David Moyes should be targeting a younger model.
Zielinki will be 29 in May after all.
In spite of that, and for the here and now, the 28-year-old is undoubtedly a huge talent. He has the kind of ability that would definitely take West Ham’s attacking play to another level.
Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth suggested that Napoli value the Poland international at around €40 million (£35.4 million).
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. This term, he has bagged six goals and eight assists in 28 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). Meanwhile, The Daily Star labelled him as ‘incredible’.
I certainly wouldn’t be against West Ham signing Piotr Zielinski in the summer, but unfortunately for us it seems as though Liverpool may well beat us to the punch.
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