It has been reported that Arsene Wenger is looking at Lorenzo Insigne as a possible acquisition this Summer, “The Italian Messi” is expected to feature heavily in his country’s plans for the World Cup as they look to progress from a tough World Cup group which includes England, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
Insigne’s agent Antonio Ottaiano in an interview with Tuttomercato confirmed the player is “honoured” to have interest from Arsenal.
“We take into account the praising reports that Wenger has given about the player.
“We are honoured that a club like Arsenal could have Lorenzo on their wish list.”
That almost sounds like a come and get me plea from his agent, but one thing is for sure Napoli are quite the negotiators previously receiving lucrative amounts from Edinson Cavani (£52 million) and Ezequiel Lavezzi (£21.5 Million). Napoli know how to get the best possible deal for the club even if that means parting ways with such an important asset.
What quality would Insigne bring?
He is referred to in some quarters of the Italian press as the “Italian Messi” and judging by his performances you can see why, he is quick, intelligent, creative, has a great work-rate and has an eye for goal. He would no doubt add some more quality to an Arsenal attack that was starved of some real options last season.
Where would he play?
He has played various roles for Napoli in recent seasons but is mostly deployed on the left wing which is somewhere that we need to improve. Insigne can also play as a Striker, in the infamous No.10 role or wide on the right he is the type of player every side needs. If I was to compare the little Italian maestro to anyone it would be our very own little Spaniard Santi Cazorla.
Is Insigne What We Need?
After the rumours of Cesc Fabregas not being “wanted” by Arsenal and reports suggesting that the club have turned down the option to buy the former club captain back from the Catalan Giants Barcelona, is Insigne something we need?
I would have to say yes, Insigne is a very different type of player. He operates a lot more in the final third and as I have already mentioned can play anywhere along the front line. He would be an improvement on the attacking options the club already has and at a reported price tag of £17 Million this would be an absolute bargain.
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