Official: Insigne pens Napoli deal

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Napoli have announced that Lorenzo Insigne signed a new contract to June 2022 worth a reported €5m per year.

The home-town hero had been in negotiations for months and the breakthrough finally came this week.

It was confirmed in a Press conference in Naples with Insigne and President Aurelio De Laurentiis, while the player’s parents were also present as he put pen to paper in front of reporters.

There were reports the deal was struck after Insigne agreed to sign over his image rights to the club.

Insigne turns 26 in June and this has been his most prolific campaign, scoring 14 Serie A goals with seven assists.

In all competition, he found the net 16 times and provided 10 assists in 43 games.

“I am very happy that Lorenzo is a symbol of Napoli, because it takes time to build things that will then last over time,” said De Laurentiis.

“I will never tire of telling you that we opened up a well in the desert. I was given a piece of paper and told to get started with a club.”

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