The report claims that while we’re working to close an £11m deal for the Pole, who’s spent two seasons on loan at Empoli, Syrian born Dahoud remains an interesting potential alternative.
Both play in central midfield, although Zielinski is often used further forward, and can play wide in a 4-2-3-1 formation as well.
For us, 20-year-old Dahoud is actually the much more exciting target. He’s scored five and assisted eight in the Bundesliga this term, impressing in central midfield. He’s technically excellent, but breaks through the middle, tries long shots and can thread intricate passes too. In terms of sheer talent, Dahoud seems like he has the higher ceiling, although this report suggests we’ll only consider him should be fail to secure Zielinski.
You can actually read our in-depth scout report on Dahoud, here.
Zielsinki, 22, bagged five Serie A goals this term and primarily likes to work his way up the field by playing one-twos and clever triangles.
Both have bags of ability, and whoever we end up signing will hopefully hone his skills under Jurgen Klopp and improve in the manner Ilkay Gundogan once did under our fantastic German coach.