Szymon Zurkowski confirms he has decided to join Fiorentina after the club approached him last year for his services.
It’s reported the deal is worth €3.7m plus another €1.3m in performance-related bonuses, but he won’t make the move until July.
“I let my agent take care of everything. Fiorentina had already approached me last year, so I am happy they didn’t forget me and renewed the offer,” the 21-year-old revealed via a quote cited via Football Italia.
“It’s easier to join a club if you know they’ve been after you for a long time. My agent analysed all the proposals for my future and he thinks Fiorentina represent a good choice. I trust him and share his opinion. I am sure that I can grow and improve at Fiorentina.”
Informa @AlfredoPedulla: La Fiorentina ha cerrado el fichaje de SZYMON ZURKOWSKI para el próximo mes de julio.
El centrocampista polaco llega del Gornik Zabrze por 3,7M€+1,3M€ en varbiales (5M€ total). No habrá porcentaje de venta futura para el club de origen. pic.twitter.com/21RV9C01uI
— ACF Fiorentina (@Sp_Fiorentina) January 25, 2019
There were also reports of interest from the likes of Juventus and Cagliari.
“My agent told me there was some contact with Juventus, but I don’t interfere in these matters. I trust him. The most important thing for me was to see out the season at Gornik, because I couldn’t leave the club when they need me the most.
“My agent knew this and that is why we ensured I would only be leaving in the summer.”
Krzysztof Piatek made a €35m plus bonuses transfer from Genoa to Milan this week and a photo went viral of the 11-year-old Poland international lying on a Milan beach towel.
“To be honest, I think I had one of those Milan towels as well,” confessed Zurkowski.