Super Summer Transfer Window Thread of 2017

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  • #4502
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    Gennaro Episcopo
    Keymaster

    This is our super summer transfer window thread of 2017! We’ll try to gather the most popular names being linked with a move in or out of Napoli here. This is by no means a science or an exhaustive list and we will be updating this list as we go along by adding and moving names around as needed. We’d love for this to be a community driven thread and to hear your feedback back on the list or potential targets in the comments!

    Color Key

    Red = Heavily linked in the media and seems to check off all the boxes that make him a good fit and a move possible.

    Blue = Linked in the media but there may be a serious obstacle or two that makes a move less likely.

    Gray = Linked in the media but there is something that makes a move unlikely. That could be the expected transfer fee, wages, willingness of the current club to sell, not being a good fit, etc.

    Incoming

    Goalkeeper
    Rulli
    Szczesny (Signed with Juventus)
    Meret
    Diego Alves
    Cragno
    Leno
    Zoet
    Perin
    Rui Patricio
    Donnarumma
    Skorupski
    Handanovic
    Neto (Thank you Valencia!)

    Defense
    Berenguer (Signed with Torino)
    Toljan
    Foket
    Widmer
    Zeneli
    Criscito
    Mario Rui (signed)
    Johnny Castro
    Adam Masina
    Grimaldo

    Midfield
    We have 6 very talented midfielders who Sarri seems more than happy with. For that reason we haven’t really been linked with players in this position.

    Attack
    Ounas (signed)
    Berenguer (Signed with Torino)
    Zinchenko
    Chiesa
    Castillejo
    Suso

    Outgoing

    Color Key

    Red = Fully expected to leave either permanently or on loan.

    Blue = Could possibly leave depending on what else happens in the transfer market.

    Gray = A move is unlikely but could happen with a very large transfer bid and the player’s desire to leave.

    Zapata
    Zuniga
    De Guzman (signed with Eintracht)
    Sepe
    Rafael
    Chiriches
    Tonelli
    Giaccherini
    Pavoletti
    Maggio
    Ghoulam
    Strinic
    Reina
    Koulibaly

    #4515
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    Marco Avolio
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    This is a great list! I agree on your assessments. Di Marzio is also talking about Arber Zeneli as an alternative to Berenguer. I’m not too familiar with him, but he seems to have had a good season in the Eredivisie and fits Napoli’s transfer target profile.

    There are also some rumors swirling about a Zielinski to Liverpool deal, which is almost as unlikely as Insigne to Chelsea.

    #4518
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    Gennaro Episcopo
    Keymaster

    Thanks Marco! I saw the Zeneli link too and will add him to the list based on your suggestion!

    Zielinski has a 60 million dollar release clause, so unless they are willing to pay that, ciaaaaaaaooooo! 🙂

    #4519
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    Gennaro Episcopo
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    6.15.17 Updates

      Everton shares interest with Newcastle for Reina

      Allan agent says he’s happy at Napoli, that Watford is interested in his services but that Napoli director Giuntoli dismissed the possibility of a move.

      Berenguer agent says agreement between Napoli and the player has been reached but the clubs still need to agree upon a deal. Article

      Milan reveals that Donnarumma will not renew with the club (Contract expires in 2018) which means Napoli’s chances of signing him are still about an icecube’s chance in hell.

    #4521
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    ForzaNapoli
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    Buy
    Leno
    Foket / Widmer
    Berenguer
    Ounas

    Sell
    Reina
    Chiriches / Tonelli
    Grassi
    Zapata
    Pavoletti
    Giak

    Priority should be investing in a stadium.

    #4522
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    ForzaNapoli
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    Is Berenguer any good?

    #4523
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    Gennaro Episcopo
    Keymaster

    Berenguer seems like a hard worker and is young perhaps a Callejon type. He can play on either wing as both a fullback or attacking winger. It will be interesting to see exactly what the club’s plan is for him should he come.

    #4524
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    Gennaro Episcopo
    Keymaster

    Buy
    Leno
    Foket / Widmer
    Berenguer
    Ounas

    Sell
    Reina
    Chiriches / Tonelli
    Grassi
    Zapata
    Pavoletti
    Giak

    Priority should be investing in a stadium.

    That looks good to me though I’d rather we keep Reina if we can keep him as a backup and give him Coppa Italia.

    Pavoletti and Giak might be tough to deal away because of the wages they are on. Though if the right offer comes they could well be gone.

    #4525
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    ForzaNapoli
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    My issues with keeping Reina is that ADL will not spend on a good keeper. We know how cheap he is.

    #4529
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    Gennaro Episcopo
    Keymaster

    It’s less about being cheap than it is operating within our means. There could still be an opportunity for us to land Szczesny.

    I get more into the Szczesny topc and our whole transfer strategy here.

    #4530
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    ForzaNapoli
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    You don’t think he is cheap?

    Also to improve our means he needs to invest in a stadium but he has no plans.

    #4531
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    Gennaro Episcopo
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    I don’t think it’s fair to say he’s cheap. He runs his team financially conservatively. That’s not necessarily a bad thing and prevents you from getting in the sort of trouble that saw us wind up in Serie C years back.

    The results have been on his side and the past two years we finished in the red.

    We’ve luckily got money put aside to cover for those negative years and hopefully to invest in infrastructure when that time comes.

    In Italy, most teams have run into problems planning for a stadium. Juventus got a sweet deal from the city because… well… they are Juventus. There have been some interesting talks about Napoli using the land in Bagnoli for the location of the stadium and training facilities. We’ll see how that unfolds.

    Also, once we start investing in a stadium and infrastructure, we’ll see more money diverted from the investing in transfers and wages to pay for that. I think since we are so close to winning something important, it makes sense to wait just a few more years. But once we start that project, we’ll have to see money go out before it starts to come back in. Unless of course we are taken over my some mad billionaire who just starts throwing money at everything. ADL certainly isn’t that 🙂

    #4532
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    ForzaNapoli
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    Agree to what you are saying. But if we do not invest now we will fall further behind. We need a stadium to financially be up there. No one expect big summer spendings. If we sell some of our players we can end up with a very low net spend.

    #4536
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    Gennaro Episcopo
    Keymaster

    I agree on the importance of the stadium. In the long run it will bring in more revenue but also should help the team’s performance in home matches, as it has done for Juventus already. The San Paolo is intimidating as it is, with home support closer to the pitch it would be even more so.

    The fans deserve it and the players as well.

    #4537
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    Gennaro Episcopo
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    6.19.17 Updates
    Nothing big over the weekend just a few rumored updates on several situations.

      Torino have expressed interest in Napoli center back Lorenzo Tonelli.

      Galatasaray are believed to have cooled their interest in Napoli center back Vlad Chiriches after Sarri was not happy to see the Romanian go and the offer was believed to be too low to seriously tempt Napoli into selling.

      The latest on the Reina situation seems to be that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has opened to the idea of extending the Spaniards contract for another year. This would not likely exclude the arrival of a keeper like Meret. However, Udinese are believe to value the young Italian at around 20 million.

      Napoli are said to be interested in Roma fullback Mario Rui with his agent admitting as much.

      Sepe’s agent has expressed his discontent with his client’s situation and stressed that a move was in the cards as the club does not seem to have any faith in the Neapolitan shot stopper.

      Napoli are reported to have made their first official offer for Berenguer at 5 million plus a further 2* in bonuses. *Later reported to be an extra 4 in bonuses.

      Giaccherini’s agent has said that Napoli are not interested in letting him go but that the arrival of a player like Berenguer may change things.

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