Napoli Eye Spurs Outcast as West Ham Target Zielinski

West Ham are making a serious effort to acquire Piotr Zielinski from Napoli. They are looking to bend their resistance by showering them with money. The player himself has some reservations, as he would miss out on Champions League. The London side is trying to convince him with lofty wages, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Pole isn’t technically on the chopping block. However, the Azzurri are open to selling basically every player if their requests are met. The Hammers have reportedly proposed €35M. The counterparty wants a little more, but the two clubs are fairly close on the price tag.

West Ham are ready to hand out €5M net to Zielinski, and winning him over would expedite the talks with Napoli. The Partenopei have started sketching out plans to replace him. Coach Luciano Spalletti would like to use 4-3-3 next season. That would suggest the addition of a pure box-to-box midfield such as, for instance, Antonin Barak.

As per Alfredo Pedullà, the Partenopei have inquired with Tottenham about Giovanni Lo Celso. He’s likely to leave again following the loan to Villarreal, and he might join with the same formula. The gaffer deployed 4-2-3-1 in the final months of last season. The acquisition of the versatile Argentine or Giacomo Raspadori would go in such director.

Our Take on Zielinski, West Ham and Napoli

While it would be another major departure for the Azzurri, the terms are enticing for a 28-year-old who isn’t exactly the poster child for consistency. They ran the more offensive scheme just fine. Signing Raspadori would be an excellent way to bounce back from all the technical losses.

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