Hamed Traoré is officially a new Napoli player, and Cyril Ngonge will be one soon. The club deposited the contract of the former at the League’s office. The soon-to-be former Verona attacker will take the medicals on Thursday. The Partenopei moved quickly and didn’t encounter any hiccups on the personal terms, Calciomercato informs.
The Scudetto winners will shell out around €20M, bonus included. The winger will sign a five-year contract with a €1/1.5M salary. He’ll be their third January signing. Team president Aurelio De Laurentiis announced they’d be busy to right the ship.
Napoli pipped Fiorentina at the post for Ngonge thanks to a substantial raise. His price tag was lower before the short-lived bidding war. The deal will be highly beneficial for the Verona finances, as they had spent just €1.5M to sign him.
Benvenuto Hamed !
— AurelioDeLaurentiis (@ADeLaurentiis) January 17, 2024
The Partenopei are expected to focus on finding a new center-back next. Arthur Theate has jumped ahead of the queue, Il Mattino informs (via OneFootball). They have been linked to Orel Mangala, but Rennes tendered a €25M offer to sign him from Nottingham Forest, Sky Sport Deutschland relays (via Tuttomercatoweb).
Our Take on Napoli and Ngonge
The good news for their fans is that they have rarely been as determined and swift. On the other hand, while the two recent deals are solid, those roles weren’t exactly top priorities. Another muscular midfielder and a reliable center-back would have boosted their chances of winning the Supercoppa.
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