Napoli Sign New Goalie, Begin Assessing Midfielders

While it’s not yet sure who their starting goalkeeper will be, Napoli have found their next back-up in Salvatore Sirigu. The veteran has already taken the medicals. He was out of contact after his spell at Genoa.

As per SportMediaset, the Italian international will ink a one-year deal with an option. The Partenopei will pay a €100k penalty if they terminate it early. He will earn €600k plus €100k add-ons. The 35-year-old has 246 Serie A appearances under his belt. He also starred for PSG, Sevilla and Osasuna during the course of his career. He played primarily for Palermo and Torino in Italy.

Napoli have also started searching for a new midfielder to potentially replace Fabian Ruiz. According to Corriere dello Sport, the Azzurri have long admired Dominik Szoboszlai, who would be able to feature in multiple positions. His price tag isn’t inferior to the Spaniard’s one, though.

Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez, Verona’s Antonin Barak and Tottenham’s Giovanni Lo Celso are on their radar as well. The club had gathered intel on the last two when Piotr Zielinski seemed close to joining West Ham. They will probably target players with different skill sets now. Davide Frattesi has also been discussed in the recent talks with Sassuolo.

Our Take on the Napoli Signing Sirigu and Shortlisting Midfielders

Adding the veteran leaves the door open to all solutions, even Alex Meret staying and extending his contract. As for the other role, with Giacomo Raspadori probably coming, they should go all-in on 4-2-3-1 and act accordingly. Szoboszlai would play offensively and not replace Ruiz in such scheme. The others are more box-to-box and wouldn’t totally fit.

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