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Lorenzo Insigne confirms he wants to sign new Napoli deal

By William Eldridge

Published: 16:40, 6 May 2019

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has confirmed that he wants to sign a new deal and commit his future to the Partenopei.

The club is set to finish second in Serie A this season, with Insigne a key figure in Carlo Ancelotti’s front line.

Insigne’s time with Napoli: Five things you need to know…

  1. Insigne has been with Napoli since the age of 15 but has spent loan spells with Cavese, Foggia and Pescara.
  2. The 27-year-old has made 301 appearances for the club, scoring 77 goals.
  3. To date, Insigne has won two honours with Napoli: the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana.
  4. The forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with both Chelsea and Liverpool reportedly interested.
  5. However, Insigne has now stressed that he wants to stay at his boyhood club.

Insigne has insisted that he sees his future at the club extending beyond his current contract, which expires in 2022. After scoring a 98th-minute match-winning penalty in his side’s 2-1 win over Cagliari, he said: “Renewal? I’m waiting for the president.

“For my part there’s maximum availability. We both want to move forward together. I hope that the signing of the contract will come soon.

“It was important to be clear about going ahead together. There has been misunderstanding but now there is the desire to continue united.”

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Success for Insigne and Co

Despite Juventus’ dominance at the top of Serie A, it has been another successful season under new manager Ancelotti.

The experienced boss has guided Napoli to a second-place finish after Insigne’s last minute winner against Cagliari left the club 10 points above third-placed Inter Milan with just three games remaining.

It means Napoli will play in the Champions League for a fourth successive season and represents their seventh qualification for Europe’s primary club competition since 2011.

The next challenge for Insigne, Ancelotti and his squad is how they plan on closing the gap to Juventus who have won eight titles on the bounce.