Liverpool FC make £61m offer for 27-year-old – report
Liverpool FC have failed with a substantial offer to sign Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, according to a report in Italy
Liverpool FC have made a £61m (€70m) offer to sign Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, according to a report in Italy.
Italian website La Repubblica, as quoted by Sport Witness, is reporting that Liverpool FC have launched a big bid to sign the prolific forward in the summer transfer window.
The same article states that Liverpool FC made the approach to Insigne’s agent Mino Raiola rather than contacting Napoli directly.
According to the same story, Napoli president Aurelios De Laurentiis has informed Raiola and Insigne’s father that the Serie A club won’t accept his offer.
The report adds that De Laurentiis has informed Insigne’s representatives that Liverpool FC would have to double their offer to meet his asking price.
Insigne has scored eight goals and has made five assists in 19 games in Serie A for Napoli this season.
The Italy international scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Liverpool FC in the Champions League during their group-stage clash in Naples.
Insigne has netted 56 goals in 224 games in the Italian top flight during his Napoli career after making his debut for the Naples club in 2009-10.
However, 46 of his league goals have come in the last three and a half seasons, establishing himself as one of Serie A’s top forwards during that time.