Insigne signs new Napoli deal

Napoli has confirmed attacker Lorenzo Insigne has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract.

Published : Apr 22, 2017 21:27 IST

Lorenzo Insigne has ended speculation linking the attacker with a move to the Premier League by signing a new contract at Napoli.

Liverpool and Arsenal were reportedly interested in the Italy international, who has committed his future to the Serie A side until 2022.

Insigne - who has hit 14 league goals and recorded seven assists for Napoli in Serie A this season - was delighted to confirm he will be staying at the club.

"I'm happy: my childhood dream has finally come true," Insigne said at a press conference. "I must say thanks to [coach Maurizio] Sarri and my team-mates if I'm recognised as a leader of this squad.

"We're on the right path: we've got the will to win. For our amazing fans, for this outstanding club.

"I'd like to thank all my coaches. A special mention to [Zdenek] Zeman who made me become a footballer. Working under coach Sarri is an honour. I'm pretty sure he can lead us to something important.

"The renewal is filling me with joy. It's emotional: only few years ago I wasn't even thinking about this opportunity, the biggest dream."

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