Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne turned down a move to Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to Area Napoli, who say the forward elected to remain in Naples despite a ‘rich offer’ to move to the Etihad.
Insigne has established himself as something of a legend at Napoli since arriving from Pescara in 2012, having scored 101 goals in 383 games so far.
Playing for the club is a ‘dream’ scenario for the Italian, who, Arena Napoli explain, had always envisaged himself playing in Naples as a child, and it is that love that saw him turn down Manchester City.
According to the website’s information, City were keen on a move in the summer, with Pep Guardiola identifying the player as a reinforcement who would be ‘suitable’ for his team.
They made him a ‘rich offer’ to swap Italy for England, offers ‘a lot of money’ alongside the chance to playing in ‘one of the strongest teams’ in the world.
This offer even extended to some of the player’s ‘staff’, while a ‘luxurious villa’ and ‘many privileges’ were also on offer for his family.
The proposal is said to have ‘made him hesitate for a moment’, but in the end, he stuck with his instincts and turned it down, electing to stay with Napoli and try to get them back in the Champions League.
His intention is to now stay with the club ‘forever’, meaning this is a name Manchester City can probably scratch off their list for this summer.