Napoli Putting Finishing Touches on Major Signing

Napoli staved off a feeble attempt by Inter and will soon officialize the arrival of Alessandro Buongiorno. He’ll take the medicals early in the week. The Partenopei had been working on the deal for weeks. The signing was thrown into doubt following a meeting between the Nerazzurri and his agent Giuseppe Riso, but it’ll indeed go through, Corriere dello Sport informs.

The Campanian side will pay €35M plus €5M add-ons for the defender. He’ll make €2.5M annually at first, tripling his Torino wages. He had given his word to Antonio Conte and kept it. The Italian champions would have needed time and some sales to acquire him.

Buongiorno will join Napoli after repelling a robust attempt by Juventus due to his Granata allegiance early on. Per Sky, the parties agreed to a €70M release clause that will be valid from his third year at the club, in 2027. They ironed out all bonuses during the weekend, including one regarding a potential Scudetto victory.

The 25-year-old is a Torino product and only spent time away from the team on loan, at Carpi and Trapani.

Our Take on Napoli and Buongiorno

Inter’s attempt was nothing more than an interference to mess with a rival or a ploy by his agent to expedite the final contractual aspects. Factoring in the Khvicha Kvaratskhelia ordeal and other previous sagas, it’s noteworthy that players’ camps insist on having a release clause to transfer to the Azzurri, but it’ll be about market value if he continues on his current trajectory.

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