Journalist claims Spurs have submitted ‘important’ offer for Italy star

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RAI journalist, Paolo Paganini, has revealed that the most ‘important’ offer that Napoli have received for Lorenzo Insigne has come from Tottenham.

Insigne, who has been one of the most consistent attackers in Serie A over the best part of the last decade, demonstrated his quality on the big stage at the European Championships this summer.

The Napoli star played a key part in the Azzurri’s march to the trophy and, if reports are to be believed, his performances have caught the attention of several clubs around Europe, including Spurs.

Corriere dello Sport claimed last week that the 30-year-old, who is into the final year of his deal at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, was in a contract standoff with Napoli, with the winger demanding a raise from his current £4.3m-a-year salary. 

The report claimed that Tottenham could look to take advantage of the standoff and swoop for the Italian international.

Paganini has now revealed that Insigne is no closer to agreeing on a new deal with Napoli, claiming that Spurs were one of his admirers.

He told Radio Goal on Kiss Kiss Napoli (as relayed by Area Napoli): “Renewal of Lorenzo Insigne? There is still a certain distance between supply and demand. 

“I hope that both De Laurentiis and the boy’s agent take a step back and come together for the good of all.

“In Italy, Lazio especially moved on the player due to the presence of Maurizio Sarri. The coach dreams of an attack with Insigne, Immobile and Anderson. 

“Lazio could put a player like Luis Alberto on the plate because he is unable to meet Napoli’s economic demands. 

“The most important offers have come from abroad, especially from Tottenham. After the European Championship, Lorenzo has many new admirers.”

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I suspect Insigne’s representatives are feeding these rumours to strengthen their bargaining position. With Son and Bergwijn both at their best when starting on the left, it would not make much sense to bring in another player who likes to play in the same position.

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