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Liverpool reportedly want to sign player that earned rare Rafa Benitez praise in 2015, Tottenham Hotspur in talks

Liverpool have reportedly joined Tottenham and Barcelona in the race to sign Napoli superstar Lorenzo Insigne. The pocket-sized attacker is sparkling at Euro 2020, but has entered the last year of his Napoli contract. Back in 2015, Insigne earned rare public praise from Rafa Benitez.

Insigne, 30, is in the form of his life at the moment. Under Gennaro Gattuso last season, Insigne scored 19 goals and created 11 more from out wide. At Euro 2020, he has scored two goals in four games – helping Italy reach the semi-finals. Unsurprisingly, it has caught the attention of European clubs.

Corriere Dello Sport claim that Barcelona and Tottenham are in talks to sign Insigne, who earns £82,000 a week at Napoli. But now, Barca and Spurs have been joined by Liverpool – as per Area Napoli. The race is hotting up for a player that earned rare Benitez praise six years ago.

Now at Everton, the ex-Liverpool and Napoli gaffer labelled Insigne one of Italy’s best – despite being renowned for not a fan of praising players, as per Forza Italian Football: “For me he is one of the most important players in Italy and crucial for Napoli. He has shown great will-power and strength.”

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Insigne a brilliant signing – but for Liverpool or Tottenham, after Benitez comments?

He would improve any Premier League team, especially in the form he is showing at the moment. But which team needs him most? Well, Liverpool boast Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Diogo Jota in the positions that Insigne takes up, as an inverted forward. All three are at the top of their game.

At Tottenham, they have just lost Gareth Bale and while Lucas Mours showed signs of quality last season – Spurs need a winger to combine with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. Insigne would be a brilliant addition for both, but Spurs need him more.

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