21 Mar 2017

Replace Coutinho? 'Brilliant' €50m attacker responds to Liverpool rumours; confirms he's 'available' to sign 'new contract'

Liverpool are currently linked with a move for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, and the Italian striker has now responded to rumours linking with a summer move abroad.

Earlier this month, Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato claimed:

"After missing out on Pulisic and Dembele, Jurgen Klopp is keen to sign Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, who still hasn't reached a new agreement with the club".

When asked on Monday about interest from the Premier League, Insigne told Rai Sport:

"A new contract? It takes two to tango. I told the president that I'm available, but it's up to him. I'm doing the best I can, and, as long as the club keeps making great plans, I'm in".

Liverpool have been linked with Insigne several times this season:

* Oct 2016: Italian football expert Ciro Venerato claimed: "Insigne's agent received a call from Jurgen Klopp".

* Oct 2016: Further reports in Italy claimed that Insigne was trying to 'force a move to Liverpool'.

* Oct 2016: Calciomercato reported that 'brilliant' Insigne is keen on a move to Anfield.

* Nov 2016: Mediaset Premium reported that Jurgen Klopp wants Insigne as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, and will offer a salary of €125k-a-week.

After a rough few months earlier in the season (15 games without a goal and booed by his own fans) Insigne - nicknamed 'Il Magnifico' - is now starting regularly for Napoli, and is contributing regularly:

* This Season: 23 goals/assists in 39 games (One every 125 mins)

* Last 2 Seasons: 47 goals/assists in in 74 apps (One every 131 mins)

Napoli reportedly want €50m for Insigne, which is ridiculous, but extortionate transfer fee notwithstanding, it's heartening to see Liverpool targeting players in their mid-20s (as opposed to teenagers and zero-experience players).






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