Arsenal may have found Cazorla replacement in Zielinski

Arsenal are prepared to pay a £57m release clause to sign Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, according to Corriere dello Mezzogiorno.

What’s the word?

Despite the fact that the Gunners are yet to appoint a replacement for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger, transfer plans are being formed.

A report in Corriere dello Mezzogiorno claims that the North London outfit are big admirers of Zielinski and are willing to activate a £57m release clause in the midfielder’s contract.

The Poland international is only 20 years of age, but he has been impressing on the main stage in Italy this season.

In total, the midfielder has featured 43 times in all competitions, including 12 starts in Serie A.

Would Zielinski be a good fit?

At 20 years of age, there is always a risk when throwing an inexperienced Premier League player into the deep end.

However, Zielinski has proven that he can cope with the pressure of playing for a big club.

The midfielder predominantly plays in the centre of the park, but can also perform on the right or left side of attack.

Santi Cazorla has been missed during his lengthy injury absence, and even though the fans are delighted to see him return to the training field, his long-term future remains uncertain.

Zielinski has the attributes to fit into the current Arsenal side, but a lot will depend on what direction the new manager will want to take.