Midfielder Piotr Zielinski has made the decision not to extend his contract with Napoli, and will instead seek a new adventure at Inter Milan.
This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer journalist Francesco Modugno, who told Radio Marte via FCInterNews that the Pole has had a change of heart in the last few months regarding his future.
Last summer, Zielinski made the decision to stay at Napoli.
There had been a big money offer from the Saudi Pro League. And the Partenopei would have been willing to accept it, leaving the decision entirely in the hands of the player.
But in the end, Zielinski chose to remain at Napoli.
And according to Modugno, at the time Zielinski wasn’t thinking about leaving on a free transfer once his contract ran out.
The former Udinese and Empoli midfielder was still ready to focus on Napoli.
Why Piotr Zielinski Is Deciding To Leave Napoli & Join Inter
Modugno reports that Zielinski’s plans have changed over time, however.
The 29-year-old has reassessed his future.
At his current age, Zielinski is still in his prime, at least on paper. But he is approaching his thirties.
Zielinski has already won the Serie A title with Napoli.
The Polish international was one of the Partenopei’s key starters under Luciano Spalletti as they steamrolled the rest of the league to win their first Italian top flight title in over thirty years.
And a lot has changed in the meantime.
Spalletti parted ways with Napoli. The Campanian club have had two coaches since then – Rudi Garcia and now Walter Mazzarri.
And with all of this upheaval, Zielinski has been left to reflect on his future.
And it was Inter who sensed an opportunity in the form of the Napoli midfielder.
The Nerazzurri can offer Zielinski a new footballing project. He can have a chance to play in a different tactical system, with new teammates, and still have a chance to fight for trophies.