The forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League but has now committed his future to the Serie A outfit until 2022
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.
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“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.”