Italian Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Tottenham’s Erik Lamela might be on the list to replace injured Lorenzo Insigne. The Italian has also named Andre Ayew, Davy Klaassen and Ivan Perisic as possible targets the Partenopei are looking at, but Erik Lamela stands out as Napoli’s De Laurentiis has been a fan of the former AS Roma man.
Although Napoli are not rushing to sign in a new player, as they believe that they have plenty of player in their attacking pecking order, the Neopolitans might plan Lamela’s move in the Summer transfer window.
Napoli now rely on Swansea’s loanee Miguel Michu and another player who has plied his trade for Swansea, Jonthan de Guzman. Although the Neopolitans third in the Serie A table, their Scudetto chances might be already over as both Juventus and AS Roma are looking to fight each other for the trophy. Rafa Benitez’s side might once again hope to finish in the third place which somehow assures them of Champions Leagues playoffs.
The inclusion of Erik Lamela, would give the partenopei another big name to flaunt, but the transfer is highly unlikely to happen even in the Summer transfer window, as to sign Lamela, Di Laurentiis has to break bank and splash out plenty of money expected somewhere around 30 million.
Although, Lamela is termed by Laurentiis as a player that would contribute to the growth of Napoli, even after Insigne’s return, who is out with an ACL Tear, there could be a small glimmer of hope that the Neopolitans might sign Lamela.
Meanwhile Erik Lamela, who was signed by Tottenham at the time of Andres Villas Boas might find it easier to get back to Italy, as the Argentine has not impressed so far in England.
Carrying a hefty price tag, fans had expectations from Lamela, which the Argentine failed to deliver upon. Erik Lamela plays as a winger and can also ply his trade as an attacking midfielder. The 22 year old is known for his exceptional dribbling qualities along with his quick feet and pace. The Argentine is strangely nicknamed ‘Coco’.
The injury to Lorenzo Insigne has also cast doubt on his move to Arsenal. The young Italian was linked to Arsenal, ever since he impressed scouts all over the world. But, an injury which is likely to sideline Insigne for the rest of the season, might allow Arsenal to blow out.
Although if Insigne makes an impressive comeback then a move to Arsenal might just be on the cards, but it is highly highly unlikely at this point of time.
Napoli who have developed a penchant for buying big names, might involve Erik Lamela come the Summer transfer Window.