Despite recent links, Lazio will not be signing Napoli talisman Lorenzo Insigne this summer.
As revealed in The Laziali’s exclusive interview with Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Biancocelesti are looking to strengthen their attack this summer, working to provide new coach Maurizio Sarri with players suitable for his 4-3-3 or 4-3-1-2 system.
One player that has been linked to Lazio in recent weeks is the 30-year-old Insigne.
Primarily due to Sarri’s appointment, as the Neapolitan native’s contract expires with the Partenopei at the end of next season, and since president Aurelio De Laurentiis has not ruled out selling the Italian this summer, this fueled the rumours. Furthermore, the possibility of Insigne linking back up with Ciro Immobile was said to be another driver in this possible deal; the two played with each other at Pescara in 2011/12 and are very good friends.
However, even if there’s a slight chance that Insigne will leave the Campania capital in this transfer window, he will not be joining the Biancocelesti, Romano has confirmed.
Napoli are currently hoping to extend Insigne’s contract and should he depart, he will go elsewhere, with both the cost of the deal and his contract being too expensive for the Roman club.
The 30-year-old Italian made 35 Serie A appearances this season under previous coach Gennaro Gattuso, for a total of 2873 minutes. In that time, he scored 19 goals and provided seven assists.