Napoli continue to work on Spinazzola deal


Napoli are actively pursuing Leonardo Spinazzola as a potential reinforcement for their left flank under new manager Antonio Conte. The 30-year-old Italian international, whose contract with Roma expires on June 30, has emerged as a prime target for the Partenopei’s summer transfer strategy.

Sky Sport Italia outline how Conte has long admired Spinazzola, dating back to his time at Inter Milan, and now sees an opportunity to finally work with the versatile fullback. Spinazzola’s playing style is believed to be an excellent fit for Conte’s tactical setup, particularly as a left wing-back in his preferred formation.

Despite battling injuries throughout the 2023-24 season, Spinazzola remained a key player for Roma. He made 36 appearances across all competitions, contributing one goal and four assists. Notably, he played a crucial role in Roma’s Europa League campaign, featuring in 10 matches and providing one assist as the team reached the semifinals.

Napoli’s interest in Spinazzola aligns with the club’s new transfer approach under Conte and sporting director Giovanni Manna. The potential free transfer represents a low-risk, high-reward opportunity for the Azzurri to bolster their squad.

However, the move may hinge on other factors. Reports suggest that Spinazzola’s arrival could be contingent on the departure of current left-back Mario Rui.


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