Napoli Official Giuntoli Dishes on Ounahi and Osimhen

Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli took stock of his team’s moves before the surprising loss on PKs versus Cremonese in Coppa Italia Tuesday to SportMediaset.

“We have never been particularly optimistic about signing Azzedine Ounahi. He’s a good footballer, but we are more focused on our squad and doing well day-to-day. We are in talks for a swap of goalkeepers. We’ll see.”

The exec was asked whether Victor Osimhen was untouchable and refused to put a price tag on the striker.

“Everybody is at this stage. He’s faring very well and he has to keep it up. The future will tell us how much he might be worthy. He has to continue playing as he’s currently doing.”

According to Alfredo Pedullà, Giuntoli is being realistic about their chances of landing Ounahi, as Napoli offered less money than Leeds United and Leicester City. They are hoping the player’s desire to join them will allow them to be successful.

In addition, the trade between Pierluigi Gollini and Salvatore Sirigu is about to be completed. The veteran didn’t start in Coppa Italia because of the pending deal. He’ll transfer to Fiorentina on loan, while the Azzurri will get the current Viola backup with the same formula from Atalanta.

Finally, Napoli will acquire Walid Cheddira and Elia Caprile from Bari. They are on the radar of other teams, but the ball is in their park since the two clubs have the same owner. They will spend about €18/20M for the two acquisitions. The two players will move at the end of the season.

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