De Laurentiis: Insigne is priceless

SSC Napoli v US Sassuolo - Serie A
NAPLES, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Lorenzo Insigne of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring the 2-0 goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and US Sassuolo at Stadio San Paolo on October 7, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis believes the club’s captain Lorenzo Insigne has no price in the bid to fend off potential suitors.

Insigne has faced some harsh criticism from supporters due to some poor results but that has not detracted top clubs from signing the player.

And the club’s president has sounded a note of warning on the club’s most prized asset.

“Insigne isn’t on the market,” the 69-year-old told reporters via Football Italia.

“I’m not aware of any interest in Lorenzo. He’s an extraordinary and attractive player, very few of whom are like him.

“When someone’s attractive like him, it’s normal if there are 7-8-9-10 teams interested. However, one thing is to want him and another is to put money on the table.

“We want to see the colour of someone’s money first. There’s no price for Insigne, otherwise, we would’ve put a release clause in his contract.

“He knows this is my home and his home. We think alike.”

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The movie mogul was then asked about his Coach, who is already a third of the way into his Partenopei contract.

“When he wants to extend his contract, there won’t be any problems,” he concluded.

Napoli are in Europa League action against RB Salzburg on Thursday night and will comfortably progress with a 3-0 lead barring any upset.


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