Italian international commits future and signs long-term deal.
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed on Twitter that Lorenzo Insigne has signed a renewal which will keep him at the club for the next five years.
The 22-year-old has been tipped for a starring role under Rafa Benitez this season, after the Spaniard dropped several hints during the summer that he sees the starlet as an integral part of his plans.
While the Italian international started the season opener against Bologna on the bench, he is expected to play an important role over the course of the campaign as the club look to compete both in Serie A and in Europe.
That in turn will help him achieve his ambition of becoming a regular in Cesare Prandelli’s senior national squad, particularly with the World Cup in Brazil fast approaching.
Insigne will battle the likes of Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens and Gonzalo Higuain for a place in the starting line-up, but it appears that by signing a new deal is he ready for the competition.
De Laurentiis took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that an agreement had been reached, and as has been a trademark of his, he has been completely transparent with the supporters over how much Insigne will now earn.
Da questa stagione Lorenzo prenderà 700000 euro più bonus. Auguro a Lorenzinho una grande carriera nel Napoli #ADL
— AurelioDeLaurentiis (@ADeLaurentiis) August 26, 2013
“This morning I met with Lorenzo Insigne and we extended the contract for five years. This season, Lorenzo will earn €700,000 plus bonuses. Lorenzinho I wish you a great career in Naples,” he wrote.
Having already established himself as a fans favourite due to the fact that he was born in the city, it will now be up to Insigne to deliver on the early promise that he has shown.