Arsenal Confident Of Signing Long-Term Liverpool Target In £57m Deal
Arsenal are confident of signing long-term Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski as they prepare to meet the Napoli attackers £57m buyout clause
The summer transfer window is fast approaching and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Piotr Zielinski is linked with Arsenal…
Arsenal are confident of signing long-term Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski as they prepare to meet the Napoli attackers £57m buyout clause, according to reports in Italy via TeamTalk.
Zielinski has been linked with a move to Liverpool ever since Jurgen Klopp first identified the attacking midfielder as a target when he took over the reigns at Anfield in October 2015.
The Reds reportedly came close to signing the Polish international two years ago but refused to meet his £12m asking price and Napoli eventually swooped in to agree a deal with Udinese.
Zielinski has enjoyed a mixed time in Italy as although he’s shown glimpses of his potential with 7 goals to his name this season, he’s struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in Maurizio Sarri’s side.
The 23-year-old has started just 12 Serie A games this season and it’s led to speculation he’ll push for a move this summer if he’s not guaranteed more action next year.
TeamTalk carried a report last month that claimed Jurgen Klopp had renewed his interest in signing Zielinski this summer as he looks to land a replacement for Philippe Coutinho following his move to Barcelona in January.
However, it looks like Liverpool have some stiff competition as TeamTalk are now citing a report from Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno that claims Arsenal are confident of securing a deal for his signature.
The Italian publication says Arsenal’s head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, has identified Zielinski as a key summer signing and the Gunners are willing to meet his £57m buyout clause to take him to north London.
Arsenal need to rebuild following a poor campaign and whoever replaces Arsene Wenger knows they need several key signings if they’re to compete for major honours next season.
Zielinski would be a good start as the attacking midfielder can play through the middle or out wide and he has huge potential to become a top class player if he’s given the opportunity develop over the coming years.
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