Napoli in danger of collapse… Kim Min-jae former teammate targeted by Barça for ‘free signing’

October 12, 2023 | by

A former teammate of Kim Min-jae is on Barcelona’s list of potential signings.

“Barcelona are looking to sign Piotr Zielinski, 29, whose contract with Napoli expires in 2024, in free agency,” Spanish media outlet Fichajes reported on June 12 (KST).

Zielinski is considered one of Napoli’s key players. Since joining Napoli from Udinese Calcio in 2016, he has made 339 appearances for the club, earning the full support of the club and its fans.

He is considered to be one of the main reasons why Napoli won the title last season. Zielinski played a variety of roles in the midfield last season, scoring three goals and providing nine assists in 37 league games 스포츠토토.

His form has continued this season. He has three goals and three assists in 10 games across all competitions. He’s been one of the players who has kept the team afloat in the midst of a downturn.

His consistent performances have also put him on Barcelona’s radar. According to reports, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez is targeting Zielinski to bolster his midfield.

Signing a midfielder is one of Xavi’s goals. Xavi is looking for a new midfielder to join Pedri and Frankie de Jong to form one of the strongest midfields in Europe.

A move cannot be ruled out. Zielinski’s contract with Napoli is set to expire in 2024. “Barcelona can negotiate with Zielinski from January next year if a new contract is not reached,” Fichajes pointed out.

Napoli are on the verge of a squad collapse. Key striker Victor Osimhen is expected to leave the club in the early January transfer window after a recent public falling out with the club.


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