After making the move to Inter Milan, Piotr Zielinski is gunning for a starting berth at the expense of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Nerazzurri will soon announce the capture of the Poland international.

Zielinski has an agreement to join Inter for several months. The midfielder saw out his contract with Napoli before joining the Nerazzurri on a free transfer.

Sadly for the Pole, he endured a forgettable campaign with Napoli. Moreover, Poland suffered an early elimination from Euro 2024.

But as Il Corriere dello Sport (via FcInter1908) notes, Poland’s exit will allow Zielinski to join Inter’s pre-season camp at a relatively early stage.

Simone Inzaghi is expecting to have his new midfielder at his disposal between the 17th and 18th of July. That is only a few days following the official start of the club’s pre-season.

This early arrival will give the former Udinese star the opportunity to make a good impression on his new coach.

Piotr Zielinski Looking To Usurp Henrikh Mkhitaryan In Inter Milan Pecking Order

Hence, Zielinski will be eager to prove his worth and carve himself an important role at the club.

The Roman newspaper believes that securing a starting berth could be a daunting task for the Polish star. That is because his direct competitor will be Mkhitaryan who earned the most minutes last season among outfielders,

Inzaghi considers the Armenian as a key figure in the middle of the park. That is especially true when it comes to linking the midfield with the attack.

Therefore, the report expects Mkhitaryan to have a head start over Zielinski, tipping him for a starting berth during the earlier stages.

But at the age of 35, the source believes it would be unthinkable to deploy the former Arsenal man in almost every match, so Zielinski will have the opportunities to impress and potentially overtake the veteran in the pecking order.