Napoli Enter Intense Race for In-Demand Bologna Star

Napoli have joined the list of teams preparing to tussle to pry away Lewis Ferguson from Bologna in the summer. The Partenopei need to replace Piotr Zielinski, who will join Inter on a free move. The Scot is touted to be their number one target for the position, La Gazzetta dello Sport informed (via Virgilio).

Following last summer’s renewal, the midfielder is under contract with the Felsinei until 2027. His team wants at least €25M to sell him. The Azzurri signaled that money wouldn’t be a problem.

Napoli could start to move concretely for Ferguson and further summer targets as soon as the upcoming international break. In the same role, the Azzurri will use the final months of the season to decide whether to pick their option to buy Hamed Traoré.

The Scudetto holders also have two players who are faring well on loan at the same position. Gianluca Gaetano has been outstanding at Cagliari, while Michael Folorunsho has been the heart and soul of Verona.

Our Take on Napoli and Ferguson

He’s an easy fit and a strong bet to succeed in any team given his quality and versatility. The price tag is optimistic for the suitors. The Azzurri might not have financial problems if Victor Osimhen leaves as rumored, but they might have some prestige-related ones if they don’t qualify for the Champions League. Some players might prefer going to sides that do participate in it. Staging a comeback in Serie A is pivotal for the transfer market as well.

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