Kacper Kozlowski says ‘big names’ don’t impress him right now as clubs look into his signing. Liverpool reportedly want the 17-year-old midfielder.
Polish sensation Kacper Kozlowski knows teams are interested in his signing but the 17-year-old claims he’s not impressed by big clubs. For now, anyway.
“I try to cut myself off from this type of information,” he told Interia about the interest in him. “Let my agent handle it.
“I don’t know what I will do tomorrow, much less whether I will finish the season in Pogon or leave in winter. I don’t think about it, I do my own thing.
“And big names. they do not impress me. My dream is to play in this class of club in the future, but I think that the best thing to do is to apply the principle of small steps to reach the goal “
Kozlowski is a player who will naturally draw interest from big clubs. He currently plays for Pogon Szczecin in Poland and drew enough plaudits to earn a national team callup for Euro 2020.
There, Kozlowski broke Jude Bellingham’s record as the youngster player to appear at a European Championship. It’s all quite incredible from a 17-year-old who doesn’t turn 18 until the middle of this month.
Liverpool interested in Kozlowski signing
The Mirror claims that Liverpool are one of the clubs interested in Kozlowski. They’re not alone in that – and you can expect the number of interested clubs to grow – but the report says they’re ‘closing in’ on a deal.
He’d join a group of incredibly exciting young players already at the club. Harvey Elliott, Kaide Gordon and compatriot Mateusz Musialowski are just three of the teenagers who carry high expectations at Liverpool.
But Kozlowski, as a multiple-capped international, maybe the most experienced of the lot. He’s certainly vying with Elliott for that title.
It’s easy to understand Liverpool’s interest, then. The question is whether it’s reciprocated. Kozlowski sounds eager to manage his development carefully and not jump too soon.
Liverpool will have to convince him that they can develop him properly – which won’t be as easy as it sounds. There’s far from any guarantee of first-team football, which he’s already getting in Poland.
The 17-year-old could likely make a smaller step in his career and secure himself regular football in a good league. Kozlowski sounds grounded enough to see the benefits in that and while that’s a positive, it may work against Liverpool.