Lorenzo Insigne ‘honoured’ to be on Arsenal’s wish-list



Lorenzo Insigne is flattered to be linked with a move to Arsenal but the Napoli forward’s agent admits ‘there is a huge mountain in between named Napoli’.

The 23-year-old is a target of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who is prepared to fork out £17million to bring Insigne to the Emirates for next season.

But the Napoli attacker is somewhat distracted at present as he readies himself to represent Italy at the World Cup in Brazil.

‘We take into account the praising reports that Wenger has given about the player,’ Insigne’s agent Antonio Ottaiano told www.tuttomercatoweb.com.

‘We are honoured that a club like Arsenal could have Lorenzo on their wish list.

‘However, from here to take it to the next level, that is a possible transfer, there is a huge mountain in between named Napoli.

‘The (Naples) club consider him without a shadow of a doubt as one of their cardinal players for their ambitious project.

‘Hence, as of today, I don’t see that there can be any further developments unless Arsenal speak to Napoli directly and Napoli change their view on Lorenzo’s role here.’

Insigne made 36 league appearances to help Napoli finish third in Serie A this season.

He rose through the ranks of the youth team to break into the senior squad, and his current deal does not run out until June 2018.{Daily Mail}