Report: Newcastle offer £82,500-per-week contract to Lorenzo Insigne

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Newcastle United have reportedly placed a big offer on the table for Lorenzo Insigne.

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According to reports from Il Mattino, Newcastle United have tabled a very attractive offer for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.

Insigne has earned a reputation as one of the most talented attacking midfielders in Europe over the past few years and the 25-year-old enjoyed a particularly fruitful campaign last season, scoring 13 goals in all competitions.

It is clear to see that Insigne is a key player for Napoli but there has been widespread speculation that the Italian international will be looking to leave the Stadio San Paolo this summer as he has not been rewarded with a good enough contract.

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Insigne’s agent Fabio Andreotti went on to reveal a couple of days ago that Napoli have not put up a satisfactory contract for the attacker and dropped a huge hint that his client will be leaving the Serie A side as they have superior offers on the table at the moment.

Andreotti had told Radio CRC (via ESPN), "In our last meeting, we didn't like some of the answers that the club gave us. Lorenzo made a decision with his heart, but a player's professional life doesn't last forever, and when other clubs are willing to reward you financially, then you've got to get onto the market.

"With a heavy heart, I must say that there are clubs that are considering us. Napoli don't want to let him go, but the contract they're offering does not satisfy us, we have better offers.”

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Now in surprise reports from Il Mattino, Championship club Newcastle have been revealed as the team that has placed the attractive offer for Insigne.

According to the report, claims have been made that Newcastle are offering around €5 million-per year (£82,500-per week) for Insigne and that the player’s representatives are currently mulling over the proposition.

The rumor certainly comes as a huge surprise due to Newcastle’s current status as a Championship club but Magpies’ manager Rafael Benitez has worked with Insigne closely at Napoli previously and a transfer coming to fruition may well be within the realms of possibility.

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