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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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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

Monday 1 September

23:44
23:39
23:19
22:59
22:47
22:45
22:35
22:28
22:04
22:02
21:51
21:44
20:53
20:46
20:39
20:26
20:12
20:09
20:07
19:35
18:45
18:40
18:33
18:23
18:15
18:08
17:52
17:52
17:44
17:43
17:33
17:23
17:18
17:04
17:03
16:49
15:49
15:35
15:33
15:31
14:32
14:32
14:28
13:50
13:14
13:09
12:57
12:50
12:06
11:58
11:39
11:07
10:57
10:50
10:22
10:16
09:26
09:19
07:47
06:50
06:48
06:01
05:35
04:55
04:51
04:00
03:56
03:53
02:58
02:45
02:27
02:27
02:00
01:06
00:25
00:17
00:14
00:03

Sunday 31 August

23:49
23:32
23:32
23:25
23:24
23:03
22:59
22:52
22:45
22:21
21:57
21:31
20:59
20:14
20:06
20:04
20:00
19:31
18:54
18:42
18:36
18:27
18:18
18:12
18:00
17:56
17:36
17:31
17:10
17:05
17:03
17:01
16:51
16:41
16:26
16:26
15:47
14:32
14:02
13:37
13:04
13:03
11:44
11:38
11:03
10:07
09:14
07:26
06:56
05:50
05:07
04:11
04:02
02:52
01:43
00:55
00:45
00:11

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
2 1 +2 3
3 1 +2 3
4 1 +1 3
5 1 +1 3
6 1 +1 3

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