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Tottenham interested in signing Napoli Star: Is Lorenzo Insigne a good fit for Spurs?

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According to several reports, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to make a move for Lorenzo Insigne. Spurs have identified the Napoli star as a potential January signing. Moreover, Antonio Conte is likely to get support in securing Insigne’s signature. While Tottenham are aiming to secure a Champions League spot under the Italian boss.

Insigne’s current contract with Napoli expires by the end of June 2022. In addition, the Italian international has also failed to extend his contract with the Serie A side. As a result, he is eligible to look for new clubs in the January transfer window. Napoli would not like to let a club legend leave for free. Therefore, letting him go in January makes more sense and also getting a few funds rather than getting none.

Lorenzo Insigne has scored four goals and assisted 5 in Serie A this season. He was also very instrumental in Italy’s triumph of the Euro 2020. However, he is aged 30 and may not be a very good option in the long term. Nevertheless, Conte is recognized to build a team that will deliver quick success instead of long-term development.

Tottenham Hotspur are club that should be in the top six and may well be challenging for the title. However, they are not where they want to be and have already sacked Nuno Espirito Santo. The appointment of Antonio Conte has led to good success in recent weeks and the manager has a winter transfer window to strengthen his team.

What can Lorenzo Insigne add to the Tottenham side?

Lorenzo Insigne has been one of the active goalscorers at Napoli. Although he is short in height, but his technical play covers his disadvantages. He was also very important for the Italian side in their Euro 2020 win. Moreover, he is a player that Conte would like to have on his side. Conte will surely get the best out of Insigne and make him a constant threat. Insigne likes to cut in from the left and has very good skill in scoring goals by bending one into the top corner. He also has good awareness about the game and can help the Tottenham forwards with through balls and clever passes.

Insigne has scored 5 goals and assisted 6 in all competitions for Napoli. Moreover, he takes 3.2 shots per game, makes 2.1 key passes per game, and also 0.9 dribbles per game (stats via whoscored). These stats show how Insigne can be instrumental for Spurs and their march towards grabbing a Champions League spot. Not only that but he can also help them in other competitions like the FA Cup and UEFA Conference League. He is a world-class player and other Premier League clubs will surely be worried if this transfer takes place.

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Tottenham Hotspur should be very quick with the negotiations to sign Insigne. Even though Spurs are the closest the player can go to, but Juventus and Inter Milan may enter the negotiations again. Moreover, Napoli may also try to offer him a better contract which can change his mind. Hence, Spurs should wrap things up as soon as possible. Therefore, the Lillywhites are ready to sign a pre-contract agreement with the player. He will definitely be a great addition to the Spurs squad and will boost their attack with immediate effect.

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