Piotr Zielinski ‘was meant to play for Liverpool’, reveals Empoli president - football

Piotr Zielinski ‘was meant to play for Liverpool’, reveals Empoli president



Piotr Zielinski is in his third season at Napoli (Picture: Getty)
Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi has revealed just how close Liverpool came to signing Piotr Zielinski.
Jurgen Klopp has long held an interest in Zielinski and targeted the Poland international in the summer of 2016 but the Reds ended up signing Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United.
Zielinski, who spent two years on loan at Empoli from Udinese, appeared on the verge of a move to Anfield and was even photographed in a Liverpool shirt ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
However, Udinese blocked the midfielder’s move to Merseyside and he joined Napoli for a fee of 14million after months of speculation.
More: UKPeople are sharing theories why WH Smith is suffering on the high streetMother releases harrowing picture of daughter, 22, after her drink was spikedKarlie Kloss and Christian Siriano replace Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn on Project Runway Lifting the lid on Liverpool’s failed pursuit of Zielinski, Empoli chief Corsi toldRadio Kiss Kiss: ‘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.
Piotr Zielinski was pictured in a Liverpool kit that summer (Picture: Canal Plus)
‘I was working with Udinese?s interests in mind, who then had an agreement with Naples.
‘It?s hard to deal with Giampaolo Pozzo [Udinese owner]. For me, he?s the best.’
Jurgen Klo...
source: metro-liverpool
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