Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne is reportedly keen on a move to Liverpool, but it remains to be seen whether or not the Reds are willing to meet his valuation.
The 25-year-old has experienced a difficult start to the season, having gone without a goal in 11 games with a critical section of the club’s supporters singling him out for scrutiny.
After missing a penalty in the loss to Besiktas in the Champions League this week, the Italian international was left in tears after being jeered by supporters as it would have been doubly painful for him as a Naples native to miss such a chance and to receive such a reaction.
According to The Daily Star, talks over a new contract have stalled due to his £100,000-a-week wage demands and coupled with his poor form, it has led to further speculation over his future.
The report claims that Insigne’s agent is pushing for talks with Liverpool, although given that he still has a deal in place that keeps him at the San Paolo until 2019, he won’t be available on the cheap.
It’s added that the pacy winger is valued at £44m, and so if Liverpool are keen on his signing, they will certainly have to dig deep to make the move happen to bolster Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options.
The German tactician already has several options in that department with an out-and-out striker arguably a more sensible purchase to compliment them. However, that hasn’t stopped Insigne being linked with a move to Anfield and it remains to be seen if he seals a switch to England next year.