According to Calciomercato, via the Mirror, Liverpool is sniffing around Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne after reported contract disputes.

During contract negotiations, Insigne asked for a wage bump to a reported £100,000-a-week. Apparently, owner Aurelio De Laurentiis isn’t prepared to pay the winger what he wants and the lack of agreement between the two parties has alerted Liverpool and Tottenham to the situation.

A stumbling block for Liverpool, aside from the £100k-a-week wages, would be the reported £44 million price tag that Insigne would come with. That seems an awful lot for a man who stands at a miniature height of five foot three.

If Liverpool made a move for Insigne in the January transfer window it would make a lot of sense with new signing Sadio Mane going to the African Cup of Nations with Senegal. Mane’s pace has been hugely important in attack and in leading high-press movements.


If Insigne is a serious target for Liverpool then Napoli will test FSG’s resolve as they will almost definitely hold out for their asking price of £40+ million which, in today’s transfer market, is the norm for a player like Insigne.

Here is a clip of what Insigne can bring to Liverpool:


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