English Premiership

'Zielinski was meant to play for Liverpool'

2018-10-12 09:40
Piotr Zielinski
Piotr Zielinski (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi says Piotr Zielinski was set to join Liverpool before being convinced to move to Napoli instead.

The 24-year-old Polish international midfielder signed for the Serie A club in August 2016.

He was tipped to be Reds boss Jurgen Klopp's first signing upon joining the club, but after a loan spell with Empoli, opted to remain in Italy.

Zielinski has thrived at Napoli, but any big money move would mean that potential buyers would have to fork out £57.8m to activate his release clause.

Corsi told Calciomercato: "He was meant to play for Liverpool.

"When he came to Naples, he had that option, but they did really well to convince him.

"I have a few regrets regarding him. He was decisive for us, but I didn’t ask for a ransom.

"I was working with Udinese’s interests in mind, who then had an agreement with Naples."

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