Report: Spurs ‘following’ Serie A attacker who is looking for ‘last big contract’ 

Fabio Paratici
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According to a report from Tuttosport, Tottenham Hotspur are following the situation of Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, whose contract at Naples runs out at the end of the season (via SportWitness)

Insigne has been one of Napoli’s most consistent performers over the last decade and the 30-year-old has also become a key part of the Italian national side under Roberto Mancini, playing a valued role in the Azzurri’s march to European Championship glory this summer.

The attacker was linked with a move to Tottenham over the summer with some sources even suggesting at the time that Spurs were the front-runners to land him.

Despite staying put at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, the speculation over Insigne’s future has not slowed down, with reports backing Tottenham to snap him up as a free agent next summer. 

Additionally, Inter Milan and Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in the Napoli captain over recent weeks. 

Tuttosport have now revealed that Spurs and AC Milan are ‘following’ the Italy international’s situation at the Naples club ‘with discretion’.

Insigne is thought to be demanding a net salary of around €6m (£5.1m) per season, while the Serie A side’s proposal includes an annual wage of €4.5m (£3.8m). 

The report adds that the experienced attacker is aware this will be the last big contract of his career and is thus looking for a better deal.

However, it is explained that Napoli owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is keen to find a solution and remains intent on holding on to Insigne.

Spurs Web Opinion 

I do not see how a 30-year-old Insigne would really improve our forward line. I do not believe the Napoli man’s game is suited to the demands of the Premier League and I fully expect him to see out his career in Italy.

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