Transfer news: Lorenzo Insigne happy to stay at Napoli
Napoli youngster Lorenzo Insigne insists he is not looking to quit the club at the end of the season.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 02/05/13 5:35pm
The highly-rated 21-year-old made his debut as a teenager back in 2010 but was quickly shipped out on loan to Cavese, Foggia and then Pescara.
He returned to his hometown club for the start of this season and has scored five goals in 40 appearances so far, though the majority of those have been from the substitutes' bench.
He did do enough, however, to earn a first full international cap for Italy against Malta last September and many are tipping him for great things with the Azzurri.
That led to speculation suggesting Insigne may quit the Stadio San Paolo in the summer in order to find the regular first-team football needed to help his development.
When quizzed about the rumours, Insigne denied he was looking for a move, though he did hint he would like to open talks over a new deal.
"I'll remain a Napoli player," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I have a long deal that will expire in 2017 and I'm happy to be here.
"Clearly, at the end of the season we will sit around a table to talk. At the end of the season there are always talks, but I'll stay at Napoli."