Piotr Zielinski’s transfer to Liverpool is not as much of a foregone conclusion as was previously suggested, now his representative has poured cold water on any talk of an imminent deal.
“The Liverpool move is at risk and it’s difficult to say if Roma are still interested,” confessed Piotr Zielinski’s agent Bartolomiej Bolek, reported in Football Italia.
Many believed a move to bring the Udinese owned midfielder was practically done, but it seems now that any transfer could have to wait until after Zielinski’s involvement with Poland at the Euros.
“Is the Liverpool move at risk? Yes, maybe,” Bolek continued.
Asked again if Roma were a potential alternative, he said:
“It’s difficult to say. At the moment the lad is totally concentrated on the Euros.”
It was reported by Paul Joyce in the Express two days ago that Zielinski would now only be targeted should Liverpool fail to capture Borussia Monchengladbach’s Mamoud Dahoud, and this is possibly why our interest in the Pole has waned.
Dahoud’s only 20, but has established himself as one of the most exciting central midfielders in the Bundesliga, although persuading Gladbach to sell when they’ve already parted with his midfield partner Granit Xhaka and Norwegian battler Havard Nordtveit will be tough.
Dahoud would be a far more exciting transfer prospect than Zielinski, so if Liverpool are postponing our chase for the latter in favour of the former then fair enough. It appears the pictures of Zielinski posing with a Liverpool shirt jumped the gun, and we’ll now wait for further developments.
Dahoud hasn’t gone to the Euros, so we’ll have more time to negotiate that deal with club and player, while Zielinski will already be with Poland.