Napoli winger Kvaratskhelia in Barcelona’s crosshairs


Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia with his agent expected in Naples next week. The Georgian international has enjoyed another strong season, despite the Partenopei’s poor campaign as a whole, scoring 10 goals across all competitions.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Mamuka Jugeli, the agent of the Napoli talent, is expected in the city next week to meet with Aurelio De Laurentiis and discuss his client’s contract. The possibility that the agent might present the president with the scenario of a transfer is quite concrete, according to the Georgian edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The club would like to renew the agreement, having offered a €4 million in salary compared to the current €1.5 million, but even the prospect of tripling his salary may not be enough to keep him. This is because the player’s entourage is requesting €5 million.

Xavi’s U-turn, deciding to stay on Barcelona’s bench, has increased the likelihood of an approach by the Catalan club for the player. The coach is a great admirer of Kvaratskhelia, having repeatedly praised him as well as Lobotka. The attention from such a prestigious team, coupled with the likelihood that Napoli will fail to qualify for the Champions League, are two significant aspects in the evaluations. Therefore, Kvaratskhelia’s stay at Napoli has never been so much in question. At this rate, the club, considering the almost certain departure of Osimhen and other discontented players, could undergo another profound revolution in just a few months.


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