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'Polish Messi' May Depart Liverpool This Summer

'Polish Messi' May Depart Liverpool This Summer

Liverpool winger Mateusz Musialowski is attracting interest from two Polish clubs

Liverpool winger Mateusz Musialowski is attracting interest from two Polish clubs as the Reds look to loan more youngsters this summer.

The Merseyside club announced on Thursday evening that James Balagizi has become the fifth temporary departure from Anfield in this window as the 18-year-old attacking midfielder joined League Two Crawley Town.

This could continue to be a very busy summer for Liverpool, as the likes of Rhys Williams, Sepp van den Berg, Leigton Clarkson, Jake Cain and Owen Beck are all also being linked with loan moves.

Additionally, a report from Polish outlet Weszlo claims that Musialowski is the subject of interest from two clubs in Poland’s top flight, the Ekstraklasa.

Rakow Czestochowa and Slask Wroclaw are being touted as potential destinations for the 18-year-old, who has been nicknamed the ‘Polish Messi’ due to his pace, skill and low centre of gravity. 

However, the report suggests that Liverpool have not made their decision on their plan for the teenage forward.

A continued role in the under-21s side instead of a loan is still being considered as a possibility. 

Musialowski joined the North West club in August 2020 at the age of just 16 after having a trial with Premier League rivals Arsenal.

He signed his first professional contract in July 2021, and has trained with the Liverpool first team, with manager Jurgen Klopp said to be a huge admirer.

Although the forward showed promising signs in his first full season in the under-21 side, he also struggled for consistency across the campaign and was used more in the under-18 squad towards the end. 

The Poland under-17 international featured just three times for the highest age group in the Liverpool academy following the turn of the year, and sources indicate this was not down to injury issues.

Concerns have been raised over Musialowski’s work rate, so returning to his native Poland could be seen as a positive move.

In particular, a move to Rakow could be especially beneficial, with the runners-up of last season’s Ekstraklasa being situated in his hometown. 

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Topics: Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Liverpool