Liverpool target Khvicha Kvaratskhelia close to making Napoli contract decision
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Liverpool target Khvicha Kvaratskhelia close to making Napoli contract decision

Rumoured Liverpool target Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is reportedly close to signing a new contract with Napoli that will keep the Georgian international in Italy until 2028.

According to Foot Mercato, the Serie A leaders are set to finalise a new deal with the 22-year-old attacker after a breakout year with Napoli as Kvaratskhelia has currently bagged 14 goals and 16 assists in all competitions for the Partenopei.

As a result, Kvaratskhelia has established himself as one of Europe’s most in-demand players, with Calciomercato reporting that Liverpool are chasing the winger, who Napoli are believed to value at £90m after just one year at the club.

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However, no summer move will be on the cards just yet for Kvaratskhelia, with the Georgian superstar set to extend his deal with Napoli until 2028 in a decision that will see the winger almost double his salary, making the youngster one of the highest-paid players on their books.

Indeed, whilst Liverpool would have been an unusual destination for Kvaratskhelia given the Reds incredible amount of depth in the left-wing position, this update will come across as a blow for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who could have been ideal suitors for the Serie A talent.

As we know, Kvaratskhelia has been one of the best wingers in Europe this season, and with Liverpool set for another transformation this summer, the Georgian could have been a marquee signing for the Anfield side, with the player himself a perfect fit for the Premier League.

Kvaratskhelia is right to sign a new contract with Napoli

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Kvaratskhelia has the world at his feet after one of the best debut seasons in a top-five European league anyone can remember, and for the Liverpool target, signing a new contract with Napoli is the right decision on almost every level for the 22-year-old.

The attacker has found a home in Napoli under a manager who knows how to get the best out of him, and for Kvaratskhelia, staying in Italy for another year or two is a great way to both continue his development as well as increase his already astronomical transfer valuation.

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