Wolves transfer news: Verdict emerges on shock link with £43.2m star

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Journalist Luke Hatfield has reacted to rumours claiming that Wolves are keeping tabs on Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne.

What's the latest news on Insigne?

Having come through Napoli's youth setup, Insigne has spent the last decade as part of the first-team, racking up over 400 appearances for the club. During this time, he has won the Coppa Italia twice, and the Italian Super Cup back in 2014.

He is now into the final year of his contract with the Serie A outfit, though, and is yet to agree fresh terms at this stage. The 30-year-old is reportedly not happy with Napoli's proposals so far, and journalist Ekrem Konur recently claimed that Wolves are monitoring Insigne's situation in Italy as they weigh up a potential move for the attacker.

What has Hatfield said about Insigne potentially being a target for Wolves?

Hatfield has admitted that he was surprised by the rumour, especially with Wolves currently down in the bottom half of the table in England. However, he has refused to completely rule out Wolves' chances of making it happen, as he believes that stranger transfers have happened in the past.

Talking to GIVEMESPORT, he said of the potential move: “Would you be willing to make that step from Serie A to the Premier League, and albeit a club which ultimately aren’t challenging for Europe at the moment? Maybe it’s a little bit of an ask, but you’ve seen crazier things happen.”

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Could Insigne really move to Wolves?

Right now, it seems a bit of a stretch. 

Napoli are flying in Serie A at the moment, winning all seven of their league games so far to take their place at the top of the standings. They look like genuine title contenders, and it should not be forgotten that Insigne won the European Championships with Italy less than three months ago, so he is used to battling for major honours, which is not the case for Wolves.

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Then again, Wolves have managed to tempt European champions over to Molineux before. Back in 2018, they signed Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho just two years after the pair won the Euros with Portugal. This shows that they are capable of attracting quality players who have played at the highest level.

There can be little doubt that Napoli are in a healthier position than Wolves on the pitch as things stand, indicating that Insigne probably will stay with his current employers. However, the diminutive forward, who Transfermarkt value at £43.2m, may simply fancy a new challenge when his contract expires next summer, and that could open the door for Wolves to make their move. 

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