Report: Arsenal and Spurs ready £15m for Insigne

Napoli

Italian newspaper Tuttosport believes that Arsenal and Tottenham are preparing to do battle for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.

Lorenzo Insigne's brace in the Coppa Italia final may have made him a prime target for Arsenal and Tottenham this summer.

The 22-year-old was once dubbed 'the Italian Messi' by Macedonian star Goran Pandev and can play up front or on either right or left wing.

In truth, Insigne has had a difficult season for Napoli and has struggled to adapt to Rafa Benitez's system, which requires him to play as more of a conventional winger than his preferred striking position.

Last season, Insigne was able to be more effective playing behind Edinson Cavani but he has still managed to provide a significant number of assists.

The homegrown star has begun to have a difficult relationship with the Napoli faithful and recently protested that he 'means nothing to the Napoli fans' as he is seen as a striker who doesn't score goals even though he is being used in a wide position.

Insigne only has two Serie A goals to his name this season but he matched that tally to help Napoli lift the Italian Cup with a 3-1 win over Fiorentina and that seems to have caught the attention of some English suitors.

According to Tuttosport, Arsenal and Tottenham believe in Insigne's potential and are ready to start an auction beginning at around £15m.

It remains to be seen whether Insigne will make it into Italy's World Cup squad as competition for places is fierce, but if he is selected the North London sides could see his value increase dramatically.

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