Liverpool have been credited with an interest in Lorenzo Insigne by Rai Sport, translated by Sky Sports.
The 27-year-old has a monstrous release clause of £180m, although we’d suggest Napoli would accept a much smaller fee!
Insigne is a pint-sized attacker with terrific skills and a burst of acceleration. He’s notched seven goals already this term from a combination of the left-wing and the no.10 role, two positions we could arguably do with strengthening.
Throughout his Napoli career, Insigne has 70 goals in just over 250 appearances, but 34 of those came in the past two seasons.
He’s undeniably in a very good place right now and we would benefit from his immediate signing – but we can almost guarantee this one is a no-go.
Liverpool simply don’t spend massive money on players who are already at their peak and are approaching their thirties. Every time Jurgen Klopp spends big it’s on someone around 23/24 who has six or seven years ahead of him.
The exception is Virgil van Dijk, who was 26 at the time of arrival, but the difference is he’s a central defender, so will peak in his early thirties rather than his late twenties.
If we are to bring in another attacker, it’ll be a younger player with a higher ceiling who’ll originally work in rotation with our current front-three.