Amadou Diawara left Bologna and made a switch to Napoli in 2016.
For the Naples club, the Guinea international has not featured regularly and he has 23 starts to his name in the league in the last three seasons.
The defensive midfielder has been linked with a move to England and in January, we carried several reports talking about Wolverhampton Wanderers’ interest in the 21-year-old. Unfortunately for the Premier League, he continued with Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
RAI journalist Ciro Venerato provided a latest update during ‘A Goal Show’ on TV Luna and CalcioNapoli24 have relayed his comments.
It is claimed that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing Diawara and his agent Daniele Piraino went to Napoli with a €30m offer from the north London club, which was turned down by the Italian side.
Spurs were ‘willing to offer as much as €30m’, according to the claims, and it’s presented like that would have been considered a good deal for Napoli.
It is not clear whether Tottenham’s offer was made last summer or in the winter market.
Venerato claims Diawara will leave the club in the summer because he wants to play in a 4-3-3 formation, while the former Chelsea manager sees him a player more suited for a 4-4-2 formation.
That sounds a little picky, and it would be interesting to know what Mauricio Pochettino would make of such a situation.
The journalist now believes it would be unlikely for Napoli to even get €25m in the summer, which sounds positive should Tottenham still be keen.