Napoli star urges teammate to snub Manchester United interest and sign new deal

first_imgLorenzo Insigne has urged Dries Mertens to snub interest from elsewhere and sign a new deal at Napoli – just like he did.Arsenal were very keen on a move for Insigne this summer but the striker decided to commit his future to Napoli by penning a contract until 2022.However, the long-term future of another key man, Mertens, is still unclear with the Belgian yet to extend his current deal beyond 2018.That means Napoli may feel forced to cash in on him this summer – and Manchester United are reported to be the front-runners in the race to land the forward.But now Insigne has pleaded with his team-mate to follow his lead and remain with him at Napoli.Insigne told Mediaset: “Mertens has a lot of quality and can do well in any role.“His goals are important, I hope he remains with us so that I get to play alongside him for a long time. He’s a great player.“The club knows how to keep its best players. I renewed my contract for a winning project and I hope he can do the same.” Dries Mertens in action for Napoli 1last_img read more