Ekstraklasa president Marcin Animucki has suggested that Kacper Kozlowski could become the league’s most expensive export as Liverpool and Brighton battle for the Poland star, via Magazyn Sportowy RDC.
As it stands, two of the four most expensive players ever to emerge from Poland’s top-flight are currently contracted to Graham Potter’s Brighton.
The highly-rated Michal Karbownik moved to the South Coast from Legia Warsaw in the summer of 2020. And he was joined at the Amex by Jakub Moder, the record-breaking £6 million midfielder.
Brighton could make it a hat-trick if they secure Kozlowski’s sought-after signature.
That will be easier said than done, however, with reports claiming that Liverpool have put forward a fee of £10 million.
That, by the way, is £2 million than Brighton are offering.
Should a bidding war break out, Kozlowski could soon take Moder’s place as the most expensive Ekstraklasa player ever.
Will Kozlowski join Liverpool or Brighton?
“In the next or summer window, we will break the barrier of 10 million euros. I think there will be a record transfer next year,” says Animucki.
He may be on to something.
Especially if, as reports suggest, Liverpool will stump up a £10 million sum for a teenager who is already one of the first names on the team-sheet for a title-chasing Pogon Szczencin side.
Kozlowski, likened to Manchester City superstar Kevin de Bruyne, has three goals and four assists to his name from 19 games this season.
Robert Lewandowski, the most iconic Polish footballer of all time, believes Kozlowski should off staying put.
It seems the ambitious number ten has different ideas.
According to Kozlowski’s international team-mate Maciej Rybus, he has reached an agreement over a move to a Premier League club. Time will tell whether that is Liverpool or Brighton.