Napoli and Sampdoria Examining Swap of Right-Backs

Napoli and Sampdoria are weighing exchanging fullbacks, with Bartosz Bereszynski moving to the Azzurri and Alessandro Zanoli transferring to Liguria on loan. If it went through, the Polish international would back up Giovanni Di Lorenzo. Instead, the youngster would get the opportunity to see more playing times.

According to Sky, the deal could expand to Partenopei-owned goalie Nikita Contini, who’s currently deputizing Blucerchiati starter Emil Audero. He could be recalled because Salvatore Sirigu is in Salernitana’s crosshairs. The Granata are in the market for a shot-stopper since Luigi Sepe will miss some matches due to a calf strain. The veteran is one of their options.

Alessandro Moggi, the agent of Zanoli, was quizzed on the rumored swap with Bereszynski by Radio Kiss Kiss (via Il Mattino).

“I don’t talk about the transfer market. I think Alessandro will be the future of Italian football in his role. He has to grow and play to achieve that. He’s a high-character guy. An expert operator once told me that he could turn into somebody like Paolo Maldini. Di Lorenzo is the captain and a top-end player. It’s challenging for a youngster to eat away at his minutes. Napoli are doing so well, so it’s normal for Luciano Spalletti to stay the course.”

Our Take on the Possible Zanoli-Bereszynski Trade

The name of the Blucerchiati defender is doing the rounds, and he might be ready to move on after the World Cup. He’s not that great, but you can do worse for a deputy. The prospect would get some run, but the Azzurri would have to sweeten the pot, as Sampdoria would weaken their XI with this move since the potential newcomer is largely unproven.

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