The 21-year-old attacker, who has spent most of his Partenopei career out on loan, says he has no interest in leaving the San Paolo but hinted that he might want a pay rise
Lorenzo Insigne is in no doubt that he will still be at Napoli next season, but has revealed that he wishes to discuss “some things” with the club over the summer.
The 21-year-old is a product of the Partenopei youth system but only this season has he managed to break into the first team, having spent the majority of the past three years out on loan at Cavese, Foggia and, most recently, Pescara.
There have been reports that he could be on the move again this summer, with Genoa said to be particularly keen, but Insigne insists that he wants to stay at Napoli and hinted at an improved deal.
“For now, I’m just thinking of the end of the season,” the forward explained to La Gazzetta dello Sport. “It’s my first year in Serie A and we fought for the title first, and now second place.
“At the end of the season, once I have turned from the U21 European Championships, I will speak with the club.
“I don’t want to leave; I am happy at Napoli. I will certainly stay but we will speak with the club about some things.”
Insigne did his hopes of a pay rise no harm at all with a crucial – and spectacular – winner in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Cagliari to all but seal second place in Serie A, and the automatic Champions League place that comes with it.
“It was a great satisfaction, also because I had only come on a few minutes before,” he enthused. “But I scored the goal thanks to my team-mates: we always help one another and we never give up.
“Looking at [runaway league leaders] Juventus, our second place is like a Scudetto!”
With Napoli now seven points clear of AC Milan with just five rounds remaining, much of the attention has now turned to the battle for third, with Fiorentina just a point behind the Rossoneri.
Insigne, for his part, would love to see the Viola claim Italy’s final Champions League berth, admitting that he is a huge fan of their attacking game.
“Fiorentina has had a great season and, in my opinion, they play the best football in Italy,” he confessed.