Back in August 2020, a young talent from UKS SMS Lodz joined Liverpool. Mateusz Musialowski was initially regarded as the “Polish Messi” and showed his sharp dribbling and goal scoring ability at the youth level.
However, his development gradually stalled. Last season, he played 18 games for the U-23 team, but started only nine times. His playing time has been decreasing year by year as he loses out in the competition for positions with Ben Doak and Harvey Blair.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool is not going to stand in the way of a move for the 19-year-old winger, who is under contract until 2024, and is prepared to listen to offers. Several Polish clubs have expressed interest, and a return to his native country is likely.
He had an impressive academy career with 24 goals and four assists in 69 games, but his first-team debut never came. The club is keen to avoid a free transfer exit, and the possibility of selling him in the summer transfer window is increasing.
It is not uncommon for a mid-teens prodigy to fail to flourish. In fact, it is rarer for a player to win the competition in the academy and continue to develop year after year, which is unavoidable in the meritocratic world of soccer.
However, at only 19 years old, there is still time for him to make a fresh start in Poland and challenge for a second chance in England…