According to information said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli (relayed by Area Napoli), Liverpool and Manchester City want Napoli’s Piotr Zieliński.
The 56-cap Poland international seems to be a new target for Manchester City, but he has long been on Jürgen Klopp’s radar.
According to the BBC, Liverpool had an £11.7 million offer rejected in 2016, although Udinese strangely accepted an identical bid from Napoli.
You can see why both Klopp and Pep Guardiola are keen.
Zieliński has made 36 appearances in all competitions for Gennaro Gattuso’s side this season, impressively racking up 16 goal involvements.
Area Napoli add that Napoli’s President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, would usually have no intention of selling.
However, COVID-19 has caused ‘insane damage’ so the Serie A outfit may need to sell in order to remain financially stable.
What type of player is Zieliński?
Well, former Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin compared the Pole to none other than Kevin De Bruyne.
Football Italia quote the ex-Swansea boss as saying: “Zieliński is like De Bruyne, but he must score more.”
If he’s even a quarter of the player De Bruyne is, Liverpool and Manchester City should have absolutely no hesitation in submitting a bid.
In our view, you should keep an eye on Liverpool in this saga.
If Klopp truly has wanted Zieliński since 2016, we highly doubt the German will miss a fantastic opportunity to sign him as Napoli struggle financially.