Napoli star signs new five-year deal

Publisert kl22 april 2017 16:01 by Editorial

GOAL: Napoli's forward from Spain Jose Maria Callejon (R) celebrates with teammates Napoli's midfielder from Slovakia Marek Hamsik (L), Napoli's forward from Belgium Dries Mertens (C) and Napoli's forward from Italy Lorenzo Insigne after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs Napoli. | AFP

With 14 goals and seven assists in Serie A so far this season Insigne has been pushing his case for a new, improved deal at the club he joined as a youth player in 2006.

After a series of veiled threats from the 25-year-old that his future could lie elsewhere, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis was quick to tie the diminutive front man down.

«Insigne is an emblem of Napoli and I’m really happy because it takes time to build things that last,» said De Laurentiis.

Insigne came through Napoli’s youth set-up and was sent on loan to Foggia and Pescara before joining the senior side for the 2012-2013 season.

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