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Insigne extends Napoli contract

27 August 2013 09:54

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that Lorenzo Insigne has signed a one-year extension to his contract.

Insigne featured in all but one of Napoli's Serie A games last season, only missing the final fixture of the campaign against Roma through suspension.

Rafael Benitez has already confirmed he sees the diminutive attacker as a key part of his plans after replacing Walter Mazzarri as Napoli boss in the close-season.

However, he had to settle for a place on the substitutes bench as Napoli began their league campaign with a 3-0 win against Bologna at the weekend.

Having been a transfer target for Premier League side Sunderland earlier in the close-season, Insigne has ended all speculation by signing a new deal with the club that will run until 2018.

"I met Insigne and we signed a new five-year contract," De Laurentiis announced on Twitter.

"I wish 'Lorenzinho' to have a great career with Napoli."

The 22-year-old starred for Italy in the UEFA Under-21 European Championships, where they reached the final, only to lose to Spain.

Insigne created two goals in four games and also netted a stunning free-kick against England in the group stage.

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Info

3 - 0

Competition
Serie A
Date
25 August 2013
Game week
1
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0
Venue
Stadio San Paolo (Napoli)
Attendance
39632

Goals

1 - 0
M. Hamšík 45'+2
(assist by C. Zúñiga) 
2 - 0
M. Hamšík 63'
(assist by G. Pandev) 
3 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

Friday 3 July

Thursday 2 July

22:43
22:21
21:45
20:00
19:47
19:25
18:52
18:02
17:35
14:50
14:44
14:42
14:12
13:27
13:16
13:11
13:08
12:07
11:58
11:36
10:42
10:12
09:47
08:38
05:36
05:02
04:16
03:49
03:42
03:07
01:35
00:34

Wednesday 1 July

23:41
23:23
22:26
21:43
20:05
19:54
19:40
19:35
18:55
18:50
18:37
18:30
18:22
18:14
17:58
17:40
17:07
16:15
16:13
15:46
15:35
15:31
14:42
14:26
14:08
13:20
13:01
12:50
12:38
12:15
12:06
11:45
11:21
11:13
10:47
10:21
09:45
09:05
08:52
07:20
06:57
06:42
04:08
04:05
03:27
03:26
03:22
00:31
00:07

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
3 38 +33 69
4 38 +15 64
5 38 +16 63
6 38 +15 59
7 38 +6 56

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