Denis to Napoli?

Germán Denis has been banging the goals in for Independiente regularly for some time now, so it’s no surprise to hear him linked with a European club, and according to Italy’s Corriere dello Sport, he could be on his way to join Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli. Diego Maradona’s former club are reportedly preparing an €8 million bid for the striker. San Lorenzo, meanwhile, prepare for their match against Banfield with some familiar faces back in the squad

There’s been reported interest from Russia and Saudi Arabia as well, but Napoli look by far the most appealing from the footballing aspect and will be offering Denis the chance to test himself in one of Europe’s biggest leagues, and for that reason they’ve become instant favourites to land him. It would be a chance to Denis to put behind him memories of his previous spell in Italy, when in the 2001-2002 season he managed just three goals for Cesena in Serie C1. Torino had an offer of US$7.5 million turned down by the club, whilst Russian side Kazan Rubin had their US$10 million offer accepted with glee, but failed to agree terms with Denis, who favours a move to Italy.

San Lorenzo will be back to full strength on Saturday against Banfield, Ramón Díaz having left the club on Tuesday (this wasn’t reported on the site because it got swallowed up in amongst the preperations for the Copa Libertadores semi-final. Sorry). Norberto Batista, the caretaker manager until the end of the Torneo Clausura, has confirmed that the exiled Agustín Orión, Jonathan Bottinelli and Bernardo Romeo will return to the squad for the match with Banfield. Díaz’s sons Michael and Emiliano, meanwhile, whose presence in their dad’s squads had caused friction with those members of the team who could actually play football, are notably left out.

One thought on “Denis to Napoli?

  1. I think Napoli would be a good move for Denis. WIth Pampa Sosa leaving, he’s gonna pretty much be the 9 there and I think its a good level of club for him to move to. I’ll be curious to see how this turns out. I’m hoping that between him and Cavenaghi we can find a reliable number 9 for the Seleccion.

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