Dinamo Zagreb Repel Napoli and Fiorentina Bids for Star

Fiorentina and Napoli are chasing after Josip Sutalo, but their offers have fallen short of Dinamo Zagreb’s valuation. The Viola seem keener on the defender than the Partenopei, but they’ll have to improve their proposal to win the race, Calciomercato informs.

The Gigliati tendered €12M, while the Croatian team asks for €20M. They are successfully stocking a bidding war because Ajax reportedly put forth €15M, which was promptly rebuffed as well.

Fiorentina are targeting Sutalo to replace Igor, who joined Brighton, while Napoli inserted him in their long wish list to succeed Kim Min-Jae. The center-back is reportedly content with either landing spot. The Viola started to lay the legwork before their Serie A rivals.

The 23-year-old flourished in the last two seasons. He has played 13 times in Europa and Champions League. He’s currently partaking in the playoffs for the top continental competitions. He has logged 6 goals in 83 appearances with Dinamo Zagreb.

Our Take on Sutalo, Fiorentina, and Napoli

While he fits the bill physically, the Azzurri might want to bring in somebody a little more established and from more prestigious championships considering the boots he’ll have to fill, but the same was true for Kim last summer. Neither side is particularly thrilled to participate in bidding wars, so it’ll be interesting to see whether they’ll keep tracking him or move on to other options.

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