July 22, 2022
Liverpool winger attracts loan interest from two Polish clubs – Liverpool FC

Liverpool have already confirmed five loan deals and are attracting interest from a number of other players, including Polish winger Mateusz Musialowski.

On Thursday night the club announced the fifth temporary departure of the summer as James Balagizi signed a new contract and joins Crawley Town in League Two.

It should be a busy remainder of the transfer window in that sense, with the likes of Rhys Williams, Sepp van den Berg, Leighton Clarkson, Jake Cain and Owen Beck all touted with loan moves.

Little has been said about Musialowski in the Merseyside press, but a report from Polish outlet Weszlo now claims the 18-year-old is attracting interest from two Ekstraklasa clubs.

Rakow Czestochowa and Slask Wroclaw are both touted as possible destinations for Musialowski, who has earned the nickname “Polish Messi” due to his speed, skill and low center of gravity.

But reports add that Liverpool are ‘not yet decided’ on their plan for the teenage striker, with both a loan or a continued role with the Under-21s possible.

Musialowski showed promising signs in his first full season in the academy’s senior age group last time out, but also struggled for consistency throughout the campaign and, towards the end, often been left out or used in the Under-18 team instead.

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Mateusz Musialowski of Liverpool shoots during the UEFA Youth League Group B Round 2 game between FC Porto Under-19 and Liverpool FC Under-19 at Vila Stadium Nova of Gaia.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After the start of the year, Musialowski only played three times for the Under-23s, starting twice, with sources suggesting this was not due to injury.

There are concerns over his work rate, despite a clear willingness to contribute from the youngster, which could explain his lack of minutes.

However, returning to his native Poland would probably not be a positive indication of his future on Merseyside, with the transition to first-team football at Liverpool arguably best served by a move to the Football League.

Nonetheless, Rakow finished second in the Ekstraklasa last season, booking a place in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League, where they will face Astana over two legs later this month.

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