Report: Liverpool close in on 17-year-old playmaker who broke Jude Bellingham record
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Report: Liverpool chase 17-year-old Poland international Kacper Kozlowski

Liverpool want Polish teenager Kacper Kozlowski, according to reports. The 17-year-old became a record-breaker this summer.

This comes from the Mirror. They claim that Liverpool are ‘closing in on’ Kacper Kozlowski.

Kozlowski is a 17-year-old attacking midfielder and someone fans may have seen competing at Euro 2020. He came on as a substitute for Poland against Spain, setting a new record as the youngster player to ever feature at a European Championship.

He broke Jude Bellingham’s record – set at the same tournament – and is now at a fairly remarkable five caps for Poland.

We actually had Kozlowski down as a player to watch at the tournament, given his incredible experience at 17. Not only has he played five times for Poland but the teenager featured over 20 times for Pogon Szczecin last season.

He’s played another eight games in the Polish Ekstraklasa this season, scoring twice and assisting another.

It’s all enough for Liverpool to get involved, apparently. The Reds are actively working on a deal for Kozlowski right now. The likes of Bayer Leverkusen, AC Milan, RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg want the player, too, however.

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One potential hiccup is the stance of Szczecin. They don’t wish to let go of their prized asset in January and would rather wait until next summer. That leaves more opportunities for other clubs to get involved – hardly to Liverpool’s benefit.

Liverpool chase Kacper Kozlowski

Kozlowski wouldn’t be the only exciting Polish talent at Liverpool, should the Reds get him. Compatriot Mateusz Musialowski is currently playing for the Under 23s to rave reviews.

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But this is also an interesting pursuit for another reason. Liverpool currently have two very promising young playmakers in their first-team squad – Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott.

Is there room for a third? We find it hard to believe the Reds would relegate an international to youth football, after all. It’s a little unclear what the plan is here, then.

Not that we’re complaining, however. Kozlowski is a 17-year-old with five caps for Poland – clearly, he’s very talented. If Liverpool get this one done, we’ll all have yet another teenage wonderkid to get excited about.

And that’s undeniably a good thing.

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