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Napoli, Bologna reach agreement over Simone Verdi

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Napoli, Bologna reach agreement over Simone Verdi

Napoli and Bologna have reportedly come to an agreement that would finally see Azzurri attacker Simone Verdi move to Naples this summer.

Last January, in an effort to bolster the squad for a second-half push to secure the Scudetto, Napoli went hard after Bologna’s Simone Verdi, and actually reached an agreement with the Rossoblu. However, the player himself declined the move as the timing did not feel appropriate. Now, it appears that finally, the Partenopei could have their man.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Napoli and Bologna have come to an agreement over the transfer fee of €25 million, with Verdi’s ‘yes’ the only factor separating him from the San Paolo – which is expected to come after serving international duty with Italy.

As Di Marzio explains, Inter’s efforts for the 25-year old seems to be behind as the club put off making a decision for next week.

Should Verdi accept and complete his move to the Partenopei at the suggested fee, Milan will receive 20% (€5m) due to the addition of a sell-on clause from his previous move to Bologna two summers ago.

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