Report: Spurs could make move for Italy star amidst contract stand-off

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According to a report from Corriere dello Sport, Tottenham Hotspur could make a move for Italy superstar Lorenzo Insigne this summer.

Insigne has been a consistent performer for both Napoli and the Azzuri over the best part of the last decade.

Now 30 years of age, the forward is viewed as one of the leaders in Roberto Mancini’s young squad and has demonstrated the abundance of quality he possesses throughout the course of the European Championships.

Corriere dello Sport now claim that Insigne, who has just 12 months left on his contract, is currently in a standoff with Napoli regarding a new deal. 

The experienced forward is said to be demanding a rise to his current £4.3m-a-year salary and it is explained that he could push for a move if president Aurelio De Laurentiis does not offer him what he wants.

The report asserts that Spurs could look to take advantage of the standoff and snap up the Italian while Barcelona are also said to be monitoring the Napoli star’s situation.

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While it is understandable why Spurs could be tempted by a player of Insigne’s quality potentially being available on a cut-price deal, the signing would not really make much sense. Insigne is not anywhere near as effective on the right or through the middle, as he is on the left which is also the case with Son.

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