Serie A side Napoli are trying to sign Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian in January, according to the Daily Mirror.
Napoli have joined both Juventus and AS Roma in the chase to sign the Italy international, who probably isn’t playing as much as he’d like at Old Trafford recently.
Signed by Louis van Gaal, the former Torino man made a blistering start to life in Manchester, but since Jose Mourinho has taken charge, he’s been drafted in and out of the team, with no real fixed run in the side.
I’m all for letting Darmian leave in January, but it’s essential that the Red Devils draft in a replacement during the same window, and as we all know, it’s extremely tough to buy players mid-season.
I find it surprising that three top-level Serie A sides are keeping tabs on Darmian. He’s average, but not much more than that. He has an alarming lack of pace which will be exposed in top European competition and sometimes, his positional sense is non-existent.
If any of the aforementioned clubs stump up a decent transfer fee for Darmian, I’d be more than happy to let him go, but the price has to be right.