Spalletti has seen with De Laurentiis, in addition to Emerson Palmieri and Gudmunsson, the 25-year-old Hoffenheim midfielder likes. It could come for 10 million
The confrontation between Aurelio De Laurentiis and Luciano Spalletti had one priority: the market. The two discussed the quality of the staff and the coach confirmed to the president what he had leaked in recent weeks, and that is, that to him the Napoli, as it is is already good, considers him competitive for what remains there. goal of the club: the return to the Champions League. However, something will be done, because there are some roles where it will be necessary to intervene out of necessity, to fill the gaps that emerged in the past season.
Without prejudice to the left wing question, for which work is being done to convince Chelsea to sell Emerson Palmieri and the fact that it is negotiating with Groningen for the purchase of the young Gabriel Gudmundsson, Spalletti also asked for information on the movements that could concern the midfield.
It is precisely for the median that Cristiano Giuntoli is working to provide the coach with the reinforcements required for the start of the retreat, set for 15 July in Dimaro. By that date, the ds would like to have concluded at least the signing of one of the two midfielders in orbit Naples. From yesterday, Flirian Grillitsch, 25, Hoffenheim midfielder, joined the various Berge, Thorsby and Basci. The Austrian international (he played against Italy in the round of 16 match last week), is flexible, knows how to act both as a central and as a winger and, at times, has also been used as a playmaker.
Grillitsch likes him, for his technical quality and for the physicality he can guarantee in the middle of the field. Its valuation would be around 18 million euros, but the fact that it has the contract expiring next June could allow Napoli to conclude the transaction by investing only about ten million euros. Giuntoli and the scouting collaborators are expanding the observation network to guess the right purchase, to be paid at low costs and out of perspective. Grillitsch may not be very young, but he already has 26 appearances and a goal for the Austrian national team and would be thrilled to move to Italy.
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