Arsenal transfers: Lorenzo Insigne ‘honoured’ by Gunners link

Arsenal transfers: Lorenzo Insigne's agent says the Napoli forward is delighted by reports linking him with the Gunners

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Lorenzo Insigne is “honoured” to have been linked with a transfer to Arsenal in recent days, the Napoli forward’s agent has said.

The 23-year-old Italy international has been touted as one of Arsene Wenger’s top targets as the Frenchman looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season.

We are honoured that a club like Arsenal could have Lorenzo on their wish list

Lorenzo Insigne

Insigne, who is under contract until June 2018, has been linked with a £17m switch to Emirates Stadium.

“We take into account the praising reports that Wenger has given about the player,” Insigne’s agent Antonio Ottaiano told tuttomercatoweb.com.

“We are honoured that a club like Arsenal could have Lorenzo on their wish list.

“However, from here to take it to the next level, that is a possible transfer, there is a huge mountain in between named Napoli.

“The [Naples] club consider him without a shadow of a doubt as one of their cardinal players for their ambitious project.

“Hence, as of today, I don’t see that there can be any further developments unless Arsenal speak to Napoli directly and Napoli change their view on Lorenzo’s role here.”

Insigne scored three goals and made six assists in 36 Serie A appearances for Napoli this season.

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