Napoli manager Aurelio De Laurentiis says that there is an agreement in principle with Lorenzo Insigne that buying clubs must offer £180million to sign him.
Improving on Liverpool’s front three of Salah, Firmino and Mané would take some doing and after they scored a combined 89 goals last season, they are currently Europe’s most prolific forward line.
One player that has been linked with a move to Anfield for a number of years running is Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne and while the Italian is a great player in his own right, he isn’t an upgrade on any of the forwards that currently start under Jürgen Klopp.
And given the release clause in his contract, there is no way he will be moving to Liverpool any time soon.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed the release clause that has been agreed upon with Insigne and his agent Mino Raiola.
“Insigne? He has a symbolic release clause,” he said. “With Raiola we decided that we are only going to sell him for £180m. It’s not a written agreement but a verbal one. £180m, right?”
If Insigne was valued at closer to £50million, Liverpool moving for him would make a little more sense but at £180m, it makes absolutely no sense – especially when you consider he wouldn’t even start.