Piotr Zielinski admits that his final season at Napoli has been a “strange” one as he is set for a move to Inter Milan this summer.

The 29-year-old spoke after the Poland national team’s EURO 2024 qualifying win over Estonia, via FCInterNews.

Barring any last-minute twists, Zielinski will be joining Inter this summer.

The former Udinese and Empoli midfielder has made the decision not to extend his contract with Napoli, which runs out at the end of this June.

Therefore, Zielinski will be available to sign for Inter on a free transfer during the transfer window.

And the Nerazzurri pounced. They have secured an agreement with the Napoli man for the past several months.

Piotr Zielinski Admits Last Season At Napoli A “Strange” One

Zielinski has been a Napoli player for just about eight years now.

The Polish international joined the Partenopei during the summer of 2016.

And across the seasons that he has been at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Zielinski has established himself as a key player for the club.

Under coaches like Maurizio Sarri, Carlo Ancelotti, and Gennaro Gattuso, Zielinski proved to be an adaptable, high-level midfielder.

And Zielinski played some of his best football under Luciano Spalletti for two seasons.

This culminated in last campaign, which saw the Partenopei win the Serie A title for the first time in over thirty years.

Zielinski played a crucial role in that title win.

But this time around, things have been different.

The departure of Spalletti as coach undoubtedly had a big part in that. Napoli have had three different head coaches this season.

And Zielinski has not exactly benefited from the tactical instability and erratic form of the team as a whole.

Moreover, once it became clear that Zielinski will be leaving at the end of the campaign, he has played less and less of a role in the starting eleven over the past few weeks.

That culminated in the Pole’s exclusion from Napoli’s Champions League squad.

Napoli are now building for the future, which Zielinski has no part in.

Still, Zielinski is a player who has a strong association with the Partenopei. Even despite the fact that he has decided to leave, his connection with the club has not suddenly been erased.

The 29-year-old said that this has been a “Strange season” for him.

And Zielinski also added of his greatly reduced playing time over the past couple of months that “I don’t have to prove that I can still play football.”