The departure of Kostas Manolas from Napoli al Olympiacos Greek has caused Italian managers to start planning new additions for the winter market that opens in January, which has brought some surprises. And it is that, according to reports from Italy, three players of the Colombia selection would be in the crosshairs of the club Naples at the exclusive request of coach Luciano Spalletti.
On the one hand, the ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’ places Yerry Mina, current Everton player, as one of the priorities to replace Manolas in the central defense. If the intentions with the former Palmeiras do not prosper, Jhon Lucumí of the Belgian Genk is in the pipeline.
Also, according to information from ‘Corriere dello Sport’, Davinson Sánchez is another of Spalletti’s weaknesses. Although the 25-year-old defender has had the backing of Antonio Conte since his arrival on the Tottenham Hotspur bench, he would seek to leave the Premier League to have more minutes and regain Reinaldo Rueda’s confidence in the Colombian National Team.
The idea of the Napoli strategist is for his team to be the same one that swept everyone in the first games of the season. To achieve this, he is aware that he must be reinforced, and more so now with the departure of Manolas to Greek football. Koulibaly’s injuries and his participation in the African Cup of Nations with Senegal would also be another reason to think about transfers that cover the last line.
For this reason, Mina and Lucumí have been chosen as the first options. In case the negotiations with the coffee growers do not advance, he would contemplate the return of Sebastiano Luperto, on loan in Empoli.
“Napoli could buy him on loan, with the possibility perhaps of redeeming him at the end of the season, to have even greater guarantees on his physical condition”, Detailed the ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’ about the chances that Mina has to reach Napoli. “Ospina’s mediation could be an important factor in the negotiation: the goalkeeper is the captain of the Colombian team”, They added about the case of Lucumí.
If any of these players arrive at the local team at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, they would accompany another ‘Tri’ player who is an immovable starter in the team: David Ospina.
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