Napoli Owner Aurelio De Laurentiis: Lorenzo Insigne Is Not For Sale

He’s been linked to Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City, but Thursday morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport has made it clear that Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne is “unsellable.”

The Italian international has received criticism from Napoli supporters of late due to some sub-par performances, increasing rumors that the Naples-born player could be tempted by a move abroad. Insigne has scored just two league goals since Nov. 2, and missed a penalty versus Juventus that would have seen the match tied at 2-2 at the beginning of this month.



Yet the aforementioned article featured an interview with owner Aurelio De Laurentiis, who declared that Insigne was definitely “not for sale”. 

“There is no price for Lorenzo,” declared the 69-year-old. “Otherwise we would have inserted a clause in his contract.”

Indeed, the noise coming out of the Insigne camp is pretty similar, as his father pointed out this week. “The rumors of the interest from other European teams have not come to us,” Carmine Insigne told Napolimagazine.com. “He is fine in Naples and has no intention of leaving. He also has an excellent relationship with [Carlo] Ancelotti: his future is blue.”


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