Napoli are in negotiations with Celta Vigo for midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, claim multiple sources, with €25m on the table.

Napoli are in negotiations with Celta Vigo for midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, claim multiple sources, with €25m on the table.

The 25-year-old has already been linked with a move to the Stadio San Paolo several times in recent seasons, allegedly recommended by former captain and fellow Slovakian Marek Hamsik.

He only joined Celta Vigo from Nordsjaelland for €5m in the summer of 2017, but his transfer value has sky-rocketed.

There is a release clause in his contract, although it’s not clear if it is worth €35m or €50m.


In any case, the Corriere dello Sport and Corriere del Mezzogiorno newspapers both claim negotiations are on-going with Celta Vigo to strike a deal worth €25m in January.

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli confirmed at the weekend that they would “need another midfielder” with new coach Gennaro Gattuso’s switch to a 4-3-3 formation.

The first choice would be Lucas Torreira of Arsenal, but Lobotka is a cheaper and more than credible alternative.

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