Napoli Rekindle Their Efforts to Find a New Center-back

Napoli were already searching for a center-back beforehand, even more so following Natan’s shoulder injury. The talent is undergoing further tests but might be sidelined for up to two months. They were considering partying ways with Leo Ostigard, who hasn’t won over Walter Mazzarri, but they might just add to their rearguard, Corriere dello Sport informs.

The Partenopei are back in the market just a few months after signing a new option. They will revisit some of their previous targets, for instance, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Ko Itakura. He played eight times, scoring twice, before going down with an ankle injury in late October. He’s still nursing it.

Napoli are among the many sides tracking Radu Dragusin, but Genoa said they wouldn’t cash in on their top center-back in January. The two sides are in talks concerning the loan spell of Alessandro Zanoli. The Rossoblù are the frontrunners to get the starlet.

Sparta Prague’s Martin Vitik has caught the attention of Partenopei’s scouts this season. The 20-year-old has blossomed, held his own in the Europa League, and debuted with the Czech Republic in recent months.

Our Take on Napoli Looking For a Center-back

While unfortunate, Natan getting hurt legitimizes their search sparing them the embarrassment of repudiating a recent purchase. They should sign somebody more experienced or familiar with Serie A. Dragusin would fit the bill, but Genoa would want a very large sum even if they changed their mind about a sale.

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