Kevin Danso has signed a contract extension with RC Lens amid interest from Napoli.
The 24-year-old Austrian centre-back penned a new one-year deal which keeps him at the Ligue 1 outfit until 2027.
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Danso, who joined from FC Augsburg in August 2021, was heavily linked with Serie A champions Napoli following a strong campaign with the French league runners-up. The Parthenopeans had identified Danso as Kim Min-jae’s successor after the South Korean ‘monster’ joined Bayern Munich.
However, they need to look elsewhere with Danso off the market, Lens meanwhile seemingly appeared to mock Napoli in a video posted on social media celebrating his contract extension. While not mentioned by name, it was clear Napoli was the intended target of Lens; from ‘Ciao Kevin’, background images of pizza and pasta, and the boot of Italy kicking the phone back in France’s direction.
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