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Liverpool winger attracts loan interest from two Polish clubs

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

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

It stands to be a busy rest 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 spoken of Musialowski in the Merseyside press, but a report from Polish outlet Weszlo now claims that the 18-year-old is the subject of interest from two clubs in the Ekstraklasa.

Rakow Czestochowa and Slask Wroclaw are both touted as possible destinations for Musialowski, who garnered the nickname of the ‘Polish Messi’ due to his speed, skill and low centre of gravity.

But the reports adds that Liverpool have “not yet decided” their plan for the teenage forward, with both a loan or a continued role with the under-21s possible.

Musialowski showed promising signs in his first full season in the highest academy age group last time out, but also struggled for consistency across the campaign and, towards the end, was often left out or used in the under-18s squad instead.

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

Following the turn of the year, Musialowski only featured 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 there being a clear desire to contribute from the youngster, which could explain his lack of minutes.

Returning to his native Poland, though, would unlikely be a positive indication of his future on Merseyside, with the transition to first-team football at Liverpool arguably better served by a spell in the Football League.

Nevertheless, Rakow finished runners-up in last season’s Ekstraklasa, booking a place in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League, where they will play Astana over two legs later this month.

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