Napoli Touch Base with Agents of Touted Georgian Starlet

Napoli are casting a wide net to find the heir to Lorenzo Insigne, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is the latest player to land on their radar. Milan tracked the Georgian prodigy in the recent past. Roma and Juventus have expressed some interest as well.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Partenopei met with the entourage of the attacker Thursday. The 21-year-old, who plays at Rubin Kazan, could technically transfer immediately thanks to the FIFA decision on footballers in Russia and Ukraine. However, the Azzurri have filled their non-EU quota, and they are eyeing him for the future.

Kvaratskhelia has drawn the attention of Napoli and several big clubs thanks to his eye-popping performances in recent seasons. He has tallied 9 goals and 17 assists in 72 appearances with his current team, which he joined in 2019. The starlet has turned heads in particular for his outings at the international level. He has scored 5 times in 12 matches with Georgia.

The Azzurri are doing their homework early to find the right man to replace their captain, who will join Toronto FC. On top of Kvaratskhelia, Napoli are keeping tabs on Hamed Traorè, Luis Sinisterra, and Adnan Januzaj.

According to Radio Kiss Kiss, Luciano Spalletti has Domenico Berardi atop his shortlist for the role. The forward is keen on the destination too. However, Sassuolo have slapped a €40M price tag on their ace. The Partenopei inquired about him but balked when they were informed of his evaluation, also because he is not as young as other targets.