The agent of rumoured Tottenham target Lorenzo Insigne has admitted the contract offer made by Napoli to his client has fallen well short of what is expected.
Insigne’s future in Naples looks uncertain, with the winger’s current contract running out at the end of the season.
The Napoli captain was rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar during the summer transfer window and it has been suggested (Corriere del Mezzogiorno via Sport Witness) that the North London club could reignite their interest in the Italy international in January.
Calciomercato.it reported last week that Insigne is unhappy with the contract offer made by Napoli and the likes of Spurs, Newcastle, West Ham and Inter Milan are tracking his situation.
Insigne’s agent Vincenzo Pisacane has now stated that Napoli have to increase their offer if they are to keep hold of their captain, insisting the 30-year-old has not made any unreasonable demands of the club.
Pisacane has told Canale 21 (as relayed by Calciomercato): “There is no current situation, an offer has been made that is not considered acceptable, not considered appropriate but it does not mean that we do not speak to each other anymore.
“Everyone does his part, there are those who ask a question and who a request, the right thing is to talk to each other.
“I have read several times that Lorenzo has asked for the moon but no request has ever been made. He feels Naples a part of his body, he holds perhaps too excessively in Naples and the Neapolitans, I struggle to find a player more attached to Lorenzo’s shirt.”
When asked how likely his client is likely to stay, he responded: “Chance that he will stay at Napoli? I couldn’t make a percentage, I can’t.”
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Even if Insigne does not reach an agreement with Napoli over a new deal, I suspect that he would prefer to remain in Serie A rather than move to the Premier League at this stage of his career. I am not convinced that the 30-year-old is well suited to English football.
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