Arsenal and Man United set to miss out on Napoli star

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Arsenal and Man United set to miss out on Napoli star

As per a report from Il Mattino, Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester United are set to miss out on the signature of Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj.

Solid stopper

Hysaj, a 24-year-old right-back who can also play on the left, has been on the books of Napoli since 2015, when he made the move to the Stadio San Paolo from fellow Italian outfit Empoli for just 5 million Euro.

The Albanian international immediately managed to usurp Partenopei legend Christian Maggio as the club's first-choice right-full, with his increasingly impressive performances over recent seasons having led to growing interest on the part of some of Europe's biggest clubs.


Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester United have been the two sides most persistently-linked with potential moves for Hysaj, with claims emerging from Italy over the weekend having insisted that the stopper was set for a summer move to a European heavyweight.

Arsenal and Man United set to miss out on Napoli star

This was due to Tuttosport's report that Hysaj had been informed by an unnamed club that they would be activating his 50 million Euro release clause (which is only valid between June 30th and July 15th) this summer, rendering Napoli helpless in their hopes of holding onto the 37-time capped international.

But, as per the aforementioned update courtesy of Il Mattino, such claims look to have been wide of the mark, with tonight's follow-up report revealing that Hysaj is in fact on the verge of putting pen to paper on a new contract at the Stadio San Paolo, in the process committing his long-term future to the Partenopei.

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