Reported Wolves target Lorenzo Insigne has received an offer from Napoli to extend his contract – but on 50% less money.
The attacker’s future is currently up in air, with the Italy international out of contract next summer.
The star has been in Napoli’s first-team since 2010, and has been a brilliant player for the Serie A club over the years.
To date, he has clocked up 411 appearances for the club, and scored 114 goals. He has also tabled 89 assists.
It might be that he doesn’t add too many more for Napoli. They are only able to offer the player half what he is currently earning to stay on.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano quotes Insigne’s agent as saying: “He’s out of contract in June 2022.
“Napoli are offering a new contract with a 50% downward salary and Lorenzo was surprised by this proposal. We’re in talks and we’ll see.”
At the moment, Insigne earns €5 million-a-year according to Football Italia, which is the equivalent to around £80,000-a-week.
Football Italia provide more quotes from Vincenzo Pisacane, who also said: “We are always in contact with De Laurentiis (Napoli’s president). There is mutual respect with Aurelio, but he knows that he must increase the proposal, not cut.”
Could Wolves steal in for Insigne?
Supposedly the club were/are monitoring the situation, along with Crystal Palace.
Given the reports about Xavi wanting Francisco Trincao back at Barcelona, and situation with Insigne’s contract, perhaps there is an opportunity here.
Insigne would potentially be an amazing signing for Wolves.
He can play several different roles, is very hard to dispossess with that low centre of gravity and obviously experienced.
He and his situation are definitely worth keeping an eye on.