Napoli Table Contract Proposal for Defender Hermoso

Napoli are in advanced talks to add Mario Hermoso on a Bosman move since his contract with Atletico Madrid is about to expire. The Spaniard has been linked to Inter and Juventus in the past and seemed close to Aston Villa. However, the English team has to wait before making signings due to economic restrictions.

Per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Azzurri have tabled a three-year contract with an option. The parties are haggling over the salary. It could be around €3M, which would be within the team’s parameters.

Napoli are searching for multiple defenders and jumped on the opportunity to possibly sign a seasoned one like Hermoso. The conversations to finalize the agreement will continue in the coming days. The Partenopei always pay close attention to signing bonuses and image rights.

The 28-year-old is poised to depart Los Colchoneros after five years, where he has racked up 171 appearances and scored 10 times. He previously starred for Real Valladolid and Espanyol. He contributed to winning La Liga in 2020/2021.

Our Take on Napoli and Hermoso

They need two or three pieces to retool in the back and can’t splurge for all. He’s a steady hand and tailor-made for a three-man line. It looks like they have a timing advantage over other suitors, and they shouldn’t waste it, even though their negotiations always take a little longer than other sides since they are very thorough and peculiar about contracts. Then they can move on and focus on the linchpin, which should be either Alessandro Buongiorno or somebody of the same caliber.

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