Arsenal are reportedly mulling a transfer for Napoli ace Lorenzo Insigne according to reports from Italy. Top Italian tabloid Calciomercato reveals that the Gunners are looking to make a huge statement by signing the attacker in the summer.
Unai Emery has made no secret of his intentions to sign a wide man with the club lacking in that respect. Emery has used Mesut Ozil, HenrikhMkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi on the flanks but none of these playershave provided the needed consistency in the wide positions.
It had been rumoured that the club was in the running for Lille’s forward Nicolas Pepe but the news have fizzled out in recent months. Ivan Perisic was close to a loan move in the January transfer window but it failed to happen in the last minute.
Insigne is an upgrade to these players and has emerged a real leader in the Napoli side in the past three seasons. He has been able to form a good attacking partnership with Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon in the attack for the Naples outfit.
The 27-year-old is blessed with pace, trickery and an unerring eye for goal. He is also famous for his brilliant set-piece ability and uses his small stature effectively to beat opposition defenders. A transfer fee has been touted as Napoli is understood to value the forward within the region of €100 million.
Arsenal would be getting a top class player if they can complete the move for the Italian international. €100 million is certainly too much for the player but Napoli should be able to accept a transfer fee of €60-€70million for the striker.
Insigne has been impressive this season scoring 13 goals and contributing a further 7 assists as Napoli lie second in the Serie A table.