As per Calciomercato, an update has emerged on Tottenham Hotspur’s on-and-off again links to Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Insigne move…
The Lilywhites have been tipped with a swoop for the 30-year-old since as far back as 2016, with the Daily Mirror reporting at the time that former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was interested.
More recently, Spurs were also linked during the last summer window as new transfer chief Fabio Paratici eyed a raid on his homeland for new talent.
As per Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia), Tottenham made contact over the summer, and it appears that they’ve come back to the window once more.
The Latest: Spurs make Insigne approach…
According to Calciomercato.it, as Inter Milan also eye a swoop also, it appears that Tottenham have ‘probed the ground’ for Insigne as they make a pre-January approach.
The Italy international is free to negotiate a pre-contract in the winter window with the view to leaving on a free transfer next summer, with his Napoli deal set to expire in 2022 as it stands.
If the Serie A side can’t agree a new deal, that very much looks like a possibility, as this report states nothing is concrete and an extension agreement looks ‘far away’.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Shining for Italy at Euro 2020, Insigne was one of the stars of the summer, and it’s little wonder that Inter, Tottenham and others are hovering in the pursuit of his signature.
Insigne has also attracted real praise in the past, drawing comparisons to Lionel Messi, with Goran Pandev once saying he is similar to dribbling style (Radio Marte via ESPN).
On a free deal, Tottenham would have very little to lose, with the only question mark potentially being around his age and lack of sell-on value.
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