With a contract expiring in 2022, Lorenzo Insigne’s future at Napoli remains uncertain. He has not signed an extension so far, drawing attention from other clubs.
Three days ago, Gazzetta dello Sport reported the forward’s situation with the Italian club has ‘aroused interest’ from Manchester United.
It was also stated the 30-year-old wouldn’t mind trying an experience in the Premier League, if he were to leave the Serie A side next summer.
Journalist Enzo Bucchioni, writing in his column for TuttoMercatoWeb, explains the Red Devils and Inter Milan are ‘waiting for him’.
The Italy international wants an annual salary of €5m, while Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis offered a five-year deal worth €4.6m per season. This wasn’t accepted by the player, who has also requested a signing-on bonus.
As per Bucchioni, the reason for Insigne’s refusal to renew his contract with Napoli is because there is another club behind him.
Inter, who already looked at him in the summer and refused to meet his €30m asking price, are still interested. From abroad, the journalist states Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s are in the picture to sign the attacker on a free transfer.
Bucchioni states: ‘From England comes the strong and clear signal that Manchester United would also have thought of such a brilliant player…’
There were suggestions Insigne has received a ‘very high offer’ for five years, starting from next season. Bucchioni suspects it’s likely to be one of United or Inter.