Napoli close to signing Real Madrid defender Rafa Marin


Napoli are closing in on their first acquisition of the summer transfer window: Rafa Marin from Real Madrid. The Azzurri had already secured his services some time ago and had made significant progress in the negotiations.

According to Sky Sport Italia, despite recent exploratory inquiries from Milan and Juventus, Napoli appear to be in the final stages of completing the deal. The upcoming hours will be decisive in finalizing the transfer and determining the specific terms of the agreement.

Marin is a Spanish defender born in 2002 and currently owned by Real Madrid. Standing at an impressive 191 cm (6’3″), he possesses a commanding physical presence and is right-footed.

During the 2022-23 season, Marin spent time on loan at Alaves, where he made 33 appearances in La Liga. However, he failed to register any goals or assists. Additionally, he featured in two Copa del Rey matches for the club.

The acquisition of Rafa Marin aligns with Napoli’s strategy of securing promising young talents to bolster their squad. Despite interest from other top Italian clubs like Milan and Juventus, the Partenopei have managed to stay ahead in the race for the Spanish defender’s signature.


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