Report: Everton could look at move for Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski
Everton could reportedly look at trying to sign Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski if they appoint Carlo Ancelotti as their manager.
Sky Sports have reported that 60-year-old Ancelotti will be appointed the Toffees manager by the end of the week.
According to Calciomercato, the Italian boss could potential target a reunion with his former player Zielinski.
The report explains that it’s difficult to see the 25-year-old exit Serie A outfit Napoli in January, but his current deal with them does expire in 2021.
Ancelotti was dismissed by Napoli in December despite guiding them to the Champions League group stages and is being heavily linked with taking over from caretaker Everton boss Duncan Ferguson at Goodison Park.
Zielinski was certainly a favourite that started most games under Ancelotti this season before his Napoli exit and would be an exciting addition to the Premier League.
He has 51 senior international caps for his country Poland and is a versatile midfielder that is strong in most areas.
The midfielder is capable of quick dribbling and contributing in the final third, but on the flip side has a physical presence too
With Ancelotti expected to arrive imminently in the Everton hot seat, he’s the type of high-profile managerial name in football that should be able to attract some quality players to Merseyside.
The one position right now that needs strengthening more than ever right now for the club is in midfield, as they have been extremely unfortunate with injuries and defender Mason Holgate has been forced into an unfamiliar role recently in the centre of the park.
Zielinski is an all-action midfielder that looks tailor-made for English football and he would certainly add some extra flair to the Toffees XI.
But any potential move is reportedly off the table in January and they may need to look elsewhere.
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