Ecuadorian footballer Leonardo Campana is a wanted man by Italian Lega Serie A club Napoli, and his agent explained today how are the negotiations evolving.
Ecuadorian forward Leonardo Campana came out of the Barcelona SC youth system in 2019.
But the 19-year-old debuted three years ago with the senior squad.
Now after being called to the national team he’s being wanted by Napoli in the Italian Lega Serie A.
“There are certainly negotiations open, but nothing has been defined with any of the interested clubs,” his agent told Football Italia.
“He is a player who made his mark as one of the best in the Under-20 World Cup and attracted a lot of attention.”
He explained: “There are several Italian clubs tracking him, especially as Ecuador faced Italy twice in the tournament, first in the group stage and then to win the third-place final.”
“Campana’s Instagram message about missing people was a reference to his friends who are going to Chicago to continue their studies.”
“You see, Campana is an unusual player in Ecuador. He comes from a wealthy family of high social standing, his father was a Government minister and the lad was given the best possible education,” he added.
“He speaks English fluently, frequented an international school and had opportunities that are almost unthinkable in Ecuador.”
“There are other clubs interested, many of them, but I don’t want to name names. His club, Barcelona SC, lowered their asking price to €5m, whereas before the Under-20 World Cup, they had been hoping for €15m,” the agent concluded.
USD 5,5 millones es la oferta del Nápoli de Italia por Leonardo Campana https://t.co/2ln71Hhhl8
— El Comercio (@elcomerciocom) August 14, 2019