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Napoli close on Stefan Lainer

Nemanja Lazarevic in Serie A, Transfer News & Rumours 15 Jun 2018

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Serie A giants Napoli are on the verge of signing Austrian defender Stefan Lainer from Red Bull Salzburg, according to L’Equipe.

The Azzurri have reportedly had a €12 million accepted for the right-back, who should soon complete a move to Stadio San Paolo.

Lainer is expected to challenge Elseid Hysaj for a starting berth at Napoli with Christian Maggio having left the club.

The 25-year-old has so far produced 12 goals and 25 assists in 128 competitive appearances, which is an excellent return for a full-back.

Lainer appears to have nailed down a regular starting berth in the Austrian national team of late, having played full 90 minutes in four friendlies this year.

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Nemanja Lazarevic


Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.

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