Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne extends contract until 2022

Lorenzo Insigne has enjoyed a fine season.

"Napoli are in a powerful age and egotistically talking I 'm pleased to characterize it, but also for the long term future there are lots of problems to be assessed", said Sarri, who still harbours hopes of winning the Serie A title with Napoli.

Italy global Lorenzo Insigne has ended speculation about his future by signing a new deal at Napoli until 2022. Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has signed a new five-year contract, tying him to his hometown club until 2022, it was reported on Saturday, April 22, 2017. In all competitions, he has scored 16 times and provided 10 assists in 43 games. I'm pretty sure he can lead us to something important. The renewal is filling me with joy.

Dries Mertens could leave Napoli due to a family situation, according to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Insigne's new contract is set to expire in June 2022 and his new salary is in the region of € 4.5 million-a-year.

"I'm glad Insigne has become a symbol of Napoli", De Laurentiis said.

"It's not a feeling that everyone has, but it's the feeling that we want from our players".

"To people who say: "Oh I could never live in Naples" - then go".

Napoli finished runners-up to Juventus last season to clinch the league's second automatic Champions League qualifying spot but are now third, two points behind Roma, and 10 behind leaders Juventus.

  • Arturo Norris