Report: Serie A club could sell Spurs target for £21m amidst contract standoff

Fabio Paratici
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According to a report in Corriere dello Sport, Napoli could cash in on rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Lorenzo Insigne this summer.

Insigne has consistently been one of Napoli’s best players since establishing himself as a regular in the Serie A club’s starting eleven in 2012.

The winger was one of Italy’s most potent attacking threats in their journey to winning the European Championships this summer and Spurs are one of the clubs credited with an interest in the 30-year-old this summer.

Some sources from Italy had previously claimed that Insigne, 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. 

Corriere dello Sport have now backed up that claim, revealing that Insigne’s contract situation is still up in the air, particularly due to Napoli’s financial issues. 

It is asserted that the Serie A club could cash in on the experienced attacker if his contract situation is not sorted out.

Napoli apparently value Insigne at €30m (£25.7m) but it is alleged that a buyer could potentially negotiate the fee down to around €25m (£21.4m).

Spurs Web Opinion 

I would not be surprised if Insigne’s representatives are throwing Tottenham’s name into the mix to strengthen the player’s bargaining position in the negotiations for a new contract. With Son and Bergwijn both preferring to play on the left, signing Insigne would not make much sense for Spurs.

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