Liverpool are considering making a move for Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski in the summer transfer window, according to a report from Meczyki.
The 28-year-old midfielder – who won the league title with Napoli this season – could leave the Italian club this summer, and the Reds are heavily keen.
During the Champions League group game against Liverpool this season, Zielinski impressed heavily picking up the Man of the Match award. It caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp who now wants to bring him to Anfield as the Reds look for midfield revolution this summer.
Meczyki claim that Liverpool are “seriously considering” signing the Polish midfielder who is the club’s highest-paid player. He has a contract at the club until 2024, and the Naples club need to take a decision now.
West Ham showed interest in him last summer, while Newcastle United are also in the race. It has been suggested that Napoli would be happy if any potential suitor come up with a £30m offer.
Jurgen Klopp has made it very clear that he will not overpay for any midfield target. Zielinski would be available at a decent price, and informal talks are likely to take place.
Liverpool transfer news: Piotr Zielinski would be top signing
Klopp has made it clear that the Reds sign new midfielders this summer. The likes of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and James Milner are likely to depart, while Arthur will return to his parent club.
Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister is emerging as a top candidate to join Anfield next summer, but Klopp needs more quality players in that area.
Zielinski joined Napoli in 2016 and has made 324 appearances for the club, scoring 47 goals. He has managed seven goals and nine assists in all competitions for Napoli this season, and he would be a terrific signing for the club.
The only problem is Zielinski plays in a similar position (and performs a similar role) where the Reds have a rising talent in Curtis Jones who is expected to feature regularly next season unless he picks up an injury.
Zielinski has been playing at a high level for the past few years, and a move to the Premier League could appeal to him. He is an experienced midfielder with 80 caps for his country and would add significant depth and quality to the Reds squad.