Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski “has more quality than Kevin de Bruyne,” said President of the Poland Football Association Zibi Boniek.
The 23-year-old was praised by Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri this week, who said he “could become as good” as Manchester City star De Bruyne.
“In terms of quality, I think Zielinski is even superior to De Bruyne,” former player Boniek told the Corriere dello Sport newspaper.
“They are different players, clearly, but have the same impact on a squad. I am still waiting for him to fully bloom, because he has a lot more to show.
“I think Zielinski will become a genuine superstar.”
Liverpool and Manchester City have shown interest in Zielinski, but the same newspaper reports Napoli value him at €65m.
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