Napoli Defensive Talent Eager to Depart to Play More

Rudi Garcia wishes to keep Alessandro Zanoli in the Napoli squad for this season, but the youngster aims to leave to feature more regularly. He’d have limited opportunities if he stayed since he’s deputizing Giovanni Di Lorenzo, who rarely rests.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the budding fullback asked to be let go. Though, the club doesn’t want to meet his request. Genoa, Torino, and Salernitana are eyeing him in Serie A. Bournemouth, and Sporting CP touched base from abroad. The Portuguese club is currently negotiating to onboard Ivan Fresneda from Real Valladolid, SportMediaset informs.

Zanoli temporarily left Napoli in January and fared well at Sampdoria, logging two goals and two assists. The Partenopei replaced him with veteran Bartosz Bereszynski, who wasn’t retained after the loan spell.

The Azzurri have been linked to Verona stalwart Marco Davide Faraoni as a substitute earlier in the summer. Despite advanced talks, the deal didn’t materialize due to Garcia’s stance. His agent subsequently dismissed the whispers.

Our Take on Napoli and Zanoli

It’s a tricky situation because both parties are right. The side would benefit from him staying put, as they wouldn’t be able to find an equally energetic backup, while it would be better for him to get consistent minutes. There might be the premises for a profitable sale if the parties were willing to go there.

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