Napoli Continue to Chase After Touted Empoli Talent

Napoli have completed several signings from Empoli in recent years, and Tommaso Baldanzi could be the next one, especially should they lose Piotr Zielinski. The Pole is in a contractual limbo. If the talks continue to stall, the Azzurri will consider foreign offers in January to avoid losing him gratis, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs (via Calciomercato).

The Partenopei already eyed the budding trequartista in the past. They are ready to target him again. He’s had a slow start to the season, also because of a lingering ankle injury. He has missed two games and came off the bench on three occasions because of it. He has scored just once so far.

Baldanzi would join a pipeline that already saw Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Mario Rui, and Zielinski himself transfer from Empoli to Napoli. The starlet has also routinely drawn interest from Fiorentina.

In his latest remarks, the president of the Tuscan Azzurri, Fabrizio Corsi, vowed to keep hold of the no.10 to fuel their hopes of avoiding relegation.

Our Take on Baldanzi, Napoli, and Zielinski

While most top teams are surely keeping tabs on him, and he’ll probably jump ship in the summer, he’d be an awkward fit. He doesn’t possess the physique or skill set to become a box-to-box. He would play as a second striker or winger if he were to transfer to a team that doesn’t use a pure attacking midfielder.

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