Polish press cite two reasons for concern with Zielinski to Liverpool deal

Piotr Zielinski is claimed to be closing on a deal to Liverpool.

Piotr Zielinski was this week claimed to be set for an imminent switch to Liverpool, by Polish station Canal +.

News outlet Przeglad Sportowy also reported they expected negotiations to be completed by Wednesday, and so far no information has emerged to suggest any deal has fallen through.

There are reports in Zielinksi's native Poland however which express general concern about the switch, one from a national perspective and one for the player himself.

Rzeczpospolita are concerned that the transfer speculation will affect Zielinski and Poland's preparations for Euro 2016, with the midfielder shielded from the press upon a squad get together on Tuesday, especially if negotiations drag on.

Poland have a tough group where they face one of the tournament favourites, Germany, along with Ukraine and Northern Ireland.

Perhaps more pressingly from a Liverpool perspective, outlet Sporto Wefakty express concern about Zielinski's playing time at Anfield.

A feature article assesses him to be only fourth choice in midfield, behind James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Emre Can, and notes that there is no clear path to the first team.

With Mark Grujic set to join up after his loan, and Kevin Stewart making a breakthrough, 21-year-old Zielinski's task is tougher than they note.

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