Report: Liverpool lining up £55m move for Lorenzo Insigne
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Report: Liverpool lining up £55m move for Lorenzo Insigne

Some rumours never go away. They can be intense one summer, resurface pathetically the next and then die away for a few more years – but they’re always there. Past examples of this have been Simao Sabrosa heading to the Premier League and Morten Gamst Pedersen to Anfield. A more modern example has been Liverpool signing Lorenzo Insigne, after a couple of seasons, the rumour has resurfaced – thanks to the Everton boss.

Reports have linked Liverpool with a move for Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli. (Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images)

According to TeamTalk, Insigne is unsettled at Napoli following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian gaffer was sacked by Napoli in December, the crescendo at the end of rising, bittering tensions at the club.

Shortly after, Ancelotti was appointed as manager of Everton. The Toffees had been looking for a new coach following the sacking of Marco Silva at the start of December.

TeamTalk have asserted that Liverpool will look to bring in Lorenzo Insigne as a cut price alternative to Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund – citing a fee of £55m for the Italian.

What RTK has to say

This doesn’t add up for us. Liverpool going after Lorenzo Insigne because he is cheaper than Jadon Sancho doesn’t make sense due to the ages of the players.

Insigne is 28-years-old, Sancho is just 19. Sure, the Italian may cost half the price or less of Jadon Sancho but the English winger has nearly a decade in his favour – that is worth the extra money, not to mention that Sancho’s potential is seemingly limitless.

Sure, if Liverpool signed Lorenzo Insigne they would be getting a world class winger but they would be getting a player with three or four years left at the top, that doesn’t fit our current transfer policy.

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