SERIE A - A returning suitor not giving up on Napoli backup hitman Petagna
Scoring a total of five goals overall, by mostly entering games as a substitute, as an outcome of his first Napoli season, 26-year old Italian striker Andrea Petagna, according to latest rumours, is still a market target for Torino. Already trying to fetch him both in 2019 and 2020, Granata household, whose head of football is Davide Vagnati, who had signed Petagna for SPAL, back in summer 2018, are interested in AC Milan alumni as a replacement for resident captain and hitman Andrea Belotti, making plans to leave, on his hand, after six campaigns in. To this end, Torino boss Ivan Juric is deeming him the proper fit to take over.
Still on a deal with Partenopei until June 2024, former Atalanta and Sampdoria player might however end up staying put, as long as he accepts being a backup first to Victor Osimhen, then somewhat to frontline allrounder Dries Mertens as well. Back in late January 2020, Napoli purchased him from Estensi on a 16.5+3 million euros transfer fee.