Napoli has become, without a doubt, one of the great protagonists of this market. After the long-suffering and criticized goodbyes of Insigne, Mertens, Ospina and Koulibaly, the Azzurri began to sign and are exceeding any expectations. There was a failed attempt by Dybalawho preferred to go to Roma, but up to eight new faces arrived: Kim, Kvaratskhelia, Olivera, Ostigard, Ndombele, Sirigu, Raspadori and Gio Simeone. The great league start (with two wins and nine goals scored in two games) increased the illusion even more, but De Laurentiis’ surprises have not ended.
There are still several operations to go before the closing, and all of them fundamental. The first, except for surprises, will be the sale of Fabián, which can take place this Monday. The Spaniard has been having an agreement in principle with PSG for weeks, which will pay around 25 million euros for his services. To complete the transfer of him, two exits were needed from the Parisians, who have said goodbye to Herrera and are working for the departure of Paredes to Juventus. Tomorrow may be the day of the white smoke for the exbetic, who would have left as a free agent in 2023 (with Madrid among the favorites to take him).
With the French, however, Napoli are also talking about Keylor. The former Madrid player is the goalkeeper chosen by the board, which hopes to sign him as a free agent and needs the Tico and PSG to find an agreement on his settlement. And here appears the figure of Jorge Mendes.
The Portuguese, a great friend of De Laurentiis, is working for the arrival of the goalkeeper, but also for another bombshell: Cristiano under Vesuvius. AS published in July that los azzurri were among those interested in the services of the Portuguesewhat he wants to leave United and already in 2018 he had contacts with the southerners.
Mendes has proposed an irrefutable operation to his Italian friend: bring in the ex-Madridista, with a very low salary compared to the 17 million net he earns this year, and, in addition, receive 100 million in exchange for Osimhen. Los Red Devils They are looking for a striker and they can put this figure on the table, which they have already touched for Antony from Ajax.
Yesterday, Luciano Spalletti made it clear that he would welcome Ronaldo with open arms, but that “There are still no offers” for Osimhen and that “there is little time for such an operation”. From Naples, however, they assure that Mendes is optimistic about that possibility, and that the check from the English for the former Lille striker could arrive as early as tomorrow. It would be a spectacular and unexpected end to the market.