Napoli Tipped to Prolong Contract of Another Linchpin

Napoli are hard at work to lock down the center-pieces of their team, and Stanislav Lobotka is next in line to get an extension. The talks are in their final stages. The parties should put pen to paper within the next two weeks, Sky Italy informs.

The midfielder will ink a new four-year contract with an option for a fifth one. He could easily finish his career with the Azzurri. He will be tied to the side until he’s 34. The Slovak will earn €3M plus add-ons in the next four seasons. There will be a €500k dip if the clause is activated in 2027. He will cash in a €2M signing bonus.

Lobotka joined Napoli in a €21M move from Celta Vigo in January 2020. It took him a while, but he eventually became the cornerstone of the midfield a few months after Luciano Spalletti took over. He has been indispensable this season.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the maestro, whose current deal would have run out in 2025, decided to commit to the Partenopei. He wouldn’t have lacked options otherwise. Liverpool, Manchester United, and Chelsea, which are looking for a ball-handler, were keeping tabs on him considering his personal and the team’s brilliant showings in the Champions League this season.

Our Take on Napoli Coming to Terms with Lobotka

The Slovak has had a weird trajectory as he struggled mightily to become a regular, but he’s now one of the pillars and strong points of the squad, considering his accurate passing and the balance he provides. Given his role and traits, he projects to age like fine wine.

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