Napoli Zero In on Three Options to Shore Up Their Squad

Napoli will need reinforcements at every level this summer and are focusing on three purchases in particular, Fiorentina’s Lucas Martinez Quarta, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Koné, and Girona’s Artem Dovbyk, in the early preparations for the transfer market window, La Gazzetta dello Sport relayed (via CalcioNews24).

Replacing Victor Osimhen will be the first order of business for the Azzurri. They want a big-ticket striker, but it’ll be tough to lure some of their previous targets, such as Jonathan David and Santiago Gimenez, without the Champions League. Instead, the Ukrainian sharpshooter remains an option, but they’ll have to pay €40M to acquire him.

Martinez Quarta figures to be an easier target for Napoli than Dovbyk and Koné. His agent will be in Italy soon and communicate to Fiorentina that the defender won’t extend his contract, which is up in 2025, making his departure inevitable. His price tag wouldn’t be too rich given the situation. He has played in Serie A for four seasons.

Instead, the 23-year-old Frenchman has a longer deal and could be worth about €30M. He has a lot of suitors across Europe. He has posted 2 goals and 2 assists in 25 appearances this campaign.

Our Take on Napoli, Dovbyk, Martinez Quarta and Koné

They’d all be sound additions, but the Partenopei wouldn’t run unopposed for any of them, and they aren’t in a particularly strong negotiating position. The Fiorentina center-back is surely good, but they need a great leader.

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