Liverpool transfers: Former target could be tempted by Anfield move this summer
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Liverpool transfers: Former target could be tempted by Anfield move this summer

Napoli midfielder Pitor Zielinski would be tempted to join Liverpool should they come calling for him once more.

The Reds have previously been reported as being keen on bringing Zielinksi to Anfield. For one reason or another, that never happened.

But now, as per Italian outlet Il Mattino, the move could finally be realised. That’s because the Poland international is said to be stuck in contract negotiations with Napoli.

With just a year left on his deal, his future is reportedly ‘hanging in the balance.’ If Zielinski were to leave Naples, it’s claimed that the Premier League would be his ‘only’ destination.

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The 28-year-old has reportedly ‘always dreamed’ of playing in England As a result, he’s said to be particularly open to joining former suitors Liverpool.

Everton are also named as being a club of interest to Zielinski. Perhaps he’s just be a really big Beatles fan.

Zielinski ship surely sailed for Liverpool

Unfortunately, it feels likely that the ship has sailed in terms of a Liverpool move for Zielinski. Had he signed when the Reds’ interest was first floated back in 2016, he would have been an excellent signing.

But he isn’t what Jurgen Klopp needs now. A silky midfielder but one with plenty of bite, he’d surely still add something to Liverpool’s dysfunctional side.

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What they need is a younger, more energetic player, though. Turning twenty-nine before the season is out, Zielinski wouldn’t address the Reds problem of aging players in the middle of the pitch.

Nevertheless, his quality makes him worth a look if he’s going on the cheap. During his time in Naples the Pole has become one of Europe’s most creative midfielders.

Even now, with his younger years fading away, Zielinski is a mainstay in perhaps the best team in Europe right now.

Seen through that lens, it’s easy to see why the likes of Bruno Fernandes have raved about him in the past [Canal+]. Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is another to be wowed by Zielinksi. Reina called the little playmaker ‘extraordinary’ from their time as teammates in Naples [AS]. We don’t think this will happen, but stranger things and all that.

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