Manchester City have recently been tipped to sign Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski this summer and he could be a superb addition to Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of next season.
Former Inter legend Giuseppe Bergomi spoke to Przeglad Sportowy recently about the Poland international and suggested that he would be a good fit at the Etihad Stadium in the near future, saying: “Zielinski is an extraordinary player. He often makes moves that fascinate you, that leave you speechless. It makes you think he really is among the best in the world.
“Sometimes he fails. It’s as if he doesn’t always show these qualities. Maybe for this reason he’s not yet among the best in the world – but he is really very strong.
“In this respect, he can improve. Despite this, he is an outstanding footballer who can play for all Serie A teams and more. For me, the Pole would be an ideal player for Manchester City.
“He is a master of technique and Guardiola appreciates such players very much.”
The 27-year-old midfielder has certainly enjoyed an impressive campaign at Napoli despite their failure to earn a Champions League spot for next season, contributing eight goals and 10 assists in 36 Serie A appearances.
His performances in Italy’s top flight earned him an impressive 7.16 average rating from WhoScored, which was the second-best of any player at Stadio San Paolo, so it is no surprise that he is being touted as a potential option for Manchester City this summer.
The £41.4m-rated midfielder averaged 1.6 key passes per game in Serie A in 2020/21, bettered only in the Manchester City squad by Kevin De Bruyne (3.2), whilst Riyad Mahrez and Joao Cancelo both averaged 1.6 also.
Therefore, it definitely seems that Zielinski is the type of player Guardiola would appreciate having in his squad, and considering that City have been linked with him in the past, this definitely seems like the sort of deal sporting director Txiki Begiristain should be targeting this summer.