Blow for Liverpool as Napoli transfer target seeking new deal to stay at club
Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor
Liverpool transfer target Piotr Zielinski, currently at Napoli, has reportedly sent out signals that he is ready to commit to his club Napoli until 2023 – according to Calciomercato.
The 24-year old Polish international has been one of the club’s top performers and has an apparent €80 million transfer release-clause which the Napoli board are very keen to remove considering how ‘good value’ that would be in today’s market.
However, the good news for Napoli and bad for Liverpool is that in the report Piotr Zielinski and his agent are keen to discuss a new deal to keep him in Naples, however the sticking point may prove that the player’s team want to release clause kept in his new contract.
The Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants that clause completely out of any new contract, ensuring that a future transfer is at the absolute premium.
Whether or not Liverpool are going to move for Zielinski and take advantage of the currently active release clause is up for question, but it would appear that the player and Napoli are closer to agreeing a new type of contract.