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.
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
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.