Udinese sporting director, Manuel Gerolin, spoke to Radio CRC about some players that have been linked with Napoli including young hot goalkeeping prospect Alex Meret who helped lead Serie B side SPAL to first place and promotion to Serie A while on loan there. Here is what Gerolin had to say:
We have 3 strong keepers. We have to make some decisions as we don’t want to compromise the careers of the youngsters so we are evaluating the situations of Scuffet and Meret in particular
On Napoli’s interest in Meret
The interest is there. We know they are looking for a keeper as other teams are as well. We are only at the start of the mercato so we’ll see. We’ve only at the first contacts regarding it.
On Napoli’s interest in Widmer
It’s only natural that Napoli look at a player already established like him. This year he’s demonstrated himself to be an excellent player playing both in a 3 back system and a 4 back system. He’s a very useful player and can be a great choice for a team like Napoli. I speak to Giuntoli often but there are also other teams interested.
On the possibility of swapping players
It can be difficult to insert any Napoli players into deals because we have salary caps.
There isn’t a way to keep him. We are looking for alternatives.