Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to go head to head in their attempts to sign Napoli’s £20 million-rated forward Lorenzo Insigne.
The 22-year-old has recently come under fire from the Napoli fans leading him to claim he ‘means nothing to the fans’. He now seems intent on moving to a club where his talents will be more appreciated, with Arsenal and Spurs both interested.
The North London rivals are both looking to strengthen their forward lines and are now set to lock horns over the Italy international. Insigne is equally comfortable on either wing or up front, which especially appeals to Gunners manager Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman saw what his target was capable first hand this season. He was impressive when Napoli met Arsenal in the Champions League.
European football could well be the tipping point in any decision made by Insigne. Tottenham are now doomed to a season at home, while Arsenal have once again secured a place amongst Europe’s elite. Another point against Spurs is the presence of another former Serie A star currently struggling to break into the first team. Erik Lamela has failed to settle, in part due to injury, since his record breaking move. Chairman Daniel Levy will hope for some sort of return on that investment before delving into the Italian market again.
Another transfer battle between the two great rivals could begin over the signing of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy. The French forward has impressed during a season-long loan at Newcastle united this season, peaking the interest of both of the top-four hopefuls.