Inter Notify Napoli of the Contract Talks with Zielinski

Inter have been the frontrunners to land Piotr Zielinski for a while, and that has been formally confirmed in recent days, as they communicated to Napoli that they were negotiating with the Pole, as the rules prescribe with players with less than six months on their contracts, La Gazzetta dello Sport informed.

The Nerazzurri recently did the same with Porto about Mehdi Taremi. The Azzurri staple could put pen to paper on his new deal in 15/20 days. It remains to be seen whether they’ll announce it or wait till the end of the season out of respect. They opted for the second route when they poached André Onana from Ajax.

Zielinski will pen a four-year deal with €4.5M annual wages plus add-ons. The Nerazzurri will keep Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who re-upped not that long ago. Therefore, the newcomer will replace fringe players like Davy Klaassen and Stefano Sensi, further bolstering their elite midfield.

Napoli are seriously considering excluding the Pole from their Champions League list because of his future exit following a busy January.

Our Take on Inter and Zielinski

It’s a little weird that other sides didn’t even try, primarily Juventus which will eventually need to replace Paul Pogba, but it’s also true that their proposal was large for a player pushing 30. They’ll be hoping he goes back to his previous levels, and he probably will once he has exited the current subpar situation, to properly live up to his salary.

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