Napoli Begin Pursuing Replacements for Outbound Stars

Napoli are set for another busy summer as they’ll lose Piotr Zielinski and most likely Victor Osimhen too and might not look far for a replacement, as Lille’s Jonathan David is currently at the top of their wish list, Il Mattino informs.

The Canadian striker has rounded into form after a slow start. However, he hasn’t extended his contract, which runs out in 2025. He has often been linked with a move to Serie A, but his price tag has always been too rich. That may no longer be the case given the situation.

Napoli could offer up to €40M for David after filling their coffers through the sale of Osimhen. He has recorded 16 goals and 7 assists in 32 games this campaign.

Hamed Traorè will have a chance to earn his permanence, but he’ll have to impress for the Azzurri to pick up their €25M option to buy. While they dream of signing Teun Koopmeiners from Atalanta, Fenerbahce’s Sebastian Szymanski is a more realistic target. He’s been great during his time in Turkey, scoring 14 times and providing 14 helpers in 41 games.

Our Take on Napoli and David

It might finally be the right summer to see him move to Serie A, ending the rumors that reoccur each year. Everything is premature, and they’ll need to qualify for the Champions League to lure top-end targets and have more ammo. He’d be a peculiar choice as, while he’s prolific, he’s very different from Osimhen.

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