Over the course of over seven years spent in Naples, Piotr Zieliński has earned the name of a Napoli legend. He has already played 343 matches for the Blues and won the cup and the Italian championship. For both Luciano Spalletti and now Rudi Garcia he is an absolute certainty to play in the starting lineup.
However, the clock is ticking and Piotr Zieliński’s contract in Napoli is slowly coming to an end. The contract expires on June 30, 2024, and the midfielder has still not reached an agreement on its extension. The media reported several times that the Polish representative was not satisfied with the conditions offered to him. Representatives of the Naples club wanted him to accept a salary cut.
The journalist warns Zieliński against transferring to Juventus
In a conversation with the editorial office of “WP Sportowe Fakty”, the Italian journalist shared his feelings about the Pole’s future. He pointed out that Napoli fans would not accept if the 29-year-old decided to transfer to Juventus.
I don’t know what Juventus’ position is in the fight for Zieliński. However, I am of the opinion that if such a transfer takes place, the Neapolitans will consider him a traitor, but other than Gonzalo Higuain. Piotr Zieliński won the Scudetto, so he will remain in the club’s history forever
~ Gianmarco Giordano for “WP Sportowe Fakty”
– I think Napoli fans will whistle at him and insult him. A transfer to Juventus will never be accepted. This can also be seen in the example of Cristiano Giuntoli – former sports director of Napoli and currently Juventus. “Giuntoli won the Scudetto with Napoli, but now he is looked down upon because he moved to Turin,” he continued.
According to Giordano, the most likely scenario is that Zieliński extends his contract with Napoli.
For me, Zieliński is the best player in the team, a world-class player. Extending his contract is currently a priority for the club, as it expires in just a few months. Napoli undoubtedly considers Piotr to be a top player
~ added the journalist
Premier League teams, including Liverpool, are also interested in Piotr Zieliński. Transfermarkt currently values the midfielder at €35 million.