UDINE. Udinese and Napoli will enter on a collision course for Gerard Deulofeu Or will the relations between the two clubs, notoriously excellent in terms of the transfer market, return to normal? The question is – at first glance – simple: the Catalan would like to return to important stages and considering that in his parable, after leaving the parent company of Barcelona, he has never played in the Champions League.
He himself, then, did not hide the desire to continue playing in Serie A, the championship where you “see best”, excluding the home one, the Spanish Liga, of course.
He also confirmed this Albert Botines which, intercepted several times in recent weeks by the Neapolitan broadcasters, has clearly opened the blue solution, ensuring that with the Pozzo family there is respect and unity of purpose. Translation: if an adequate offer arrives, the good Geri will take arms and luggage to move to Naples.
That’s why there have already been offers from the president’s club Aurelio De Laurentiisstarting with the first, far from what Udinese would like to collect for what was the leader of the last year at Juventus.
There is talk of 13 million compared to a request of 25, a gap that had effectively blocked the negotiation, given that it is just over half. It is the ds Cristiano Giuntoli that on the Neapolitan side is trying to “work” the counterpart, but notoriously Gino Pozzo he is not a soft one, with him the price does not drop by millions like in a souk.
The Udinese (and Watford) strategist would gladly lighten the hiring of Deulofeu who, coming from the Premier League, also brought a heavy contract to Friuli, albeit filed gross by the Growth Decree.
But he would do it only by pocketing at least twenty million, needed to buy the striker he should support Beto next season, given that – as a side dish – the only one Isaac Success is certain to stay, since Nacho Pussetto is on loan from Watford and Ilija Nestorovski the contract is expiring. Who will be: maybe Joao Pedro always from the sister club in England?
This is why Napoli seems to have raised the offer, reaching 15 million, however few, but Giuntoli already seems to have the agreement with Deulofeu in hand at 2.5 million per season, little more than it would take in Friuli up to 2024.
In short, an attempt is made to force the hand to sell, while Neapolitan fans are also pushing on a social level, with a video on TikTok, where an unsuspecting Deulofeu is “intorted” on the beach for a greeting that ends with a «Come to Naples! “.
More than anything else we should intercept Gino Pozzo, who has little time for sunbathing. They say that he is also listening to offers from Spain on Deulofeu: after Valencia and Villarreal, it is the turn of Real Sociedad. It’s the party game.