Report: Liverpool's failure to sign Piotr Zielinski will see Juan Camilo Zuniga join Watford

Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga (R) fouls Brazil's Neymar which results in him being stretchered off

Watford are about to benefit from Liverpool's failings - again.

Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga (R) fouls Brazil's Neymar which results in him being stretchered offColombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga (R) fouls Brazil's Neymar which results in him being stretchered off

Liverpool look set to miss out on the services of Polish talent Piotr Zielinski.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for the player, with the Mirror reporting the news at the start of last month.

Zuniga and Mazzarri

However, it now appears that he is actually off to Napoli – in a deal that will see Watford unexpectedly benefit.

Football Italia reports many sources in Italy as suggesting that a deal is close between Napoli and Zielinski’ parent club Udinese – who are owned by the Pozzo family who also own Watford.

Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair in action

The deal will reportedly see Napoli trade Juan Camilo Zuniga to Udinese, who will then immediately loan him to Watford. New Watford boss Walter Mazzarri worked with Zielinski during his time in charge of Napoli.

Zuniga is a 30-year-old full-back who has represented Colombia on 61 occasions and will bring plenty of energy to the either wide defensive position and can also play at wing-back – something Mazzarri often uses.

Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga (R) in action with Uruguay's Edinson Cavani (L) and Alvaro GonzalezColombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga (R) in action with Uruguay's Edinson Cavani (L) and Alvaro Gonzalez

Once again it seems Watford are set to benefit from a Liverpool loss, just as they did with the signature of Jerome Sinclair earlier this season.

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