Napoli President Implies Zielinski Will Head Elsewhere

Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed that the renewal of Victor Osimhen was imminent and added that Piotr Zielinski might leave at the end of his contract in the second part of his interview with Corriere dello Sport, addressing the negotiation with the start striker first.

“I said it and repeat it: we’re in the homestretch.”

The president wasn’t so optimistic about Zielinski.

“We’re talking. He had stated he wanted to stay in Naples for his entire life, but it’s easier said than done. Maybe, since he’s Polish, he cares about the sun and the sea only a fair amount and is more used to the fog.”

De Laurentiis not-so-subtly referred to his potential landing spots in Northern Italy, for instance, Juventus and especially Inter. The Nerazzurri have expressed the most interest in landing Zielinski in a Bosman transfer.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Nerazzurri are very keen but haven’t approached him or his entourage directly yet. It’ll be technically allowed only in a few days. While there’s still a chance he stays, they are confident they’ll seal the deal.

Our Take on Zielinski, Napoli, and Inter

The Saudi Arabia saga had a short-term positive outcome, but it also stalled or perhaps even made the extension talks more difficult considering the rich offers. Moreover, it killed their chances of getting something from his departure from other clubs. It’d be a disaster if he bolted for free, and a missed opportunity for Juventus if their rivals scooped him up.

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