Moratti Urges Inter to Sign Serie A Winger on Bosman Deal

Former Inter President Massimo Moratti believes the Nerazzurri should make an attempt to sign Lorenzo Insigne if he decides to leave Napoli next summer. The coveted winger could become a free agent at the end of the season as he has yet to commit his future to the Partenopei

Insigne has less than a year remaining on his current contract at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. Despite Napoli’s utmost efforts to tie their talisman down to a new deal, the 30-year-old has been reluctant to sign an extension so far. Negotiations between the parties have hit a standstill as the Partenopei homegrown star continues to insist on a substantial pay rise. 

It seems that Napoli bigwig Aurelio De Laurentiis is running out of patience with his standout performer. Known as a tough negotiator himself, the Partenopei chief is all but frustrated with Insigne’s lackadaisical approach in the ongoing talks. In fact, he has already decided to stick to his guns, refusing to succumb to the forward’s pressure over improved terms.

The ball is now firmly in Insigne’s court, and there’s a feeling he could call time on his long-term spell in Naples. Several clubs from abroad, including Barcelona, Chelsea, and Liverpool, have already displayed interest in the Italy international. However, the winger might prefer to remain in his homeland, which could sway the race in Inter’s favor. 

Moratti has urged the reigning Serie A champions to give serious thought to the prospect of going all-out for Insigne come the summer. He thinks the Euro 2020 winner would be a perfect fit for any team, including the Nerazzurri, insisting they should consider making a bid to sign him at the end of the season.

Insigne would do well in any team. He always offers something different, even if the real pity is that in the national team he never manages to express himself for what he really is worth. There is no need for Inter to make a crazy offer though, his contract is about to expire,” Moratti said, as relayed by SempreInter.