Napoli are reportedly on the verge of completing the signing of Udinese midfielder Lazar Samardzic, with an agreement now in place between the two clubs.
According to reports, Napoli will pay €20 million for the 21-year-old Serbian international, with further bonuses of up to €5 million potentially payable depending on performance.
Samardzic has been linked with a move to Napoli for several months, and his impressive performances this season have only heightened the interest in his services.
The midfielder has scored two goals and provided two assists in 14 appearances for Udinese so far this term, and he has been praised for his creativity and technical ability.
Former Udinese sporting director Pasquale Marino, who brought Samardzic to the club, has spoken highly of the midfielder’s potential, saying that he could be a valuable asset for Napoli.
“Samardzic is a very talented player who has a bright future ahead of him,” Marino said. “He is a creative midfielder with a good eye for goal, and I think he could be a good fit for Napoli.”
The deal is expected to be completed in the next 48 hours, with Samardzic set to sign a long-term contract with Napoli.
The arrival of Samardzic would be a major coup for Napoli, who are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the second half of the season.
The club is currently third in the Serie A table, and they are hoping to challenge for the title this season.
Samardzic’s Potential and Marino’s Endorsement
Samardzic’s move to Napoli is a testament to his rapidly rising stock in the football world. The Serbian midfielder has already made a significant impact at Udinese, and he is now on the verge of joining one of the biggest clubs in Italy.
Marino’s endorsement of Samardzic is also a significant boost to the young midfielder’s career. Marino is a highly respected figure in Italian football, and his words will carry weight in the world of Italian football.
With his blend of talent, potential, and endorsement from a respected figure like Marino, Samardzic is well-placed for a successful career at the highest level of the game.