Empoli star welcomes Partenopei interest

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Giovanni Di Lorenzo has welcomed interest from Napoli and said he is grateful to Empoli for 'fishing him out' of Serie C.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo has welcomed interest from Napoli and said he is grateful to Empoli for ‘fishing him out’ of Serie C.

The 25-year-old’s name has come up in media reports as one of the right-backs the Azzurri are looking at this summer and, given the number of transfer deals between the clubs in the last few years, there could be something in them.

‘If Napoli were my future, it would be a dream,’ Di Lorenzo told Corriere dello Sport.

‘Relationships between the clubs have led to many deals in the past, almost as if it was a message of destiny.

‘I’ve promised my girlfriend that if I join a big team, we’ll get married.

Therefore, every promise is a debt.

‘I’m not insensitive to the transfer rumours.

They give me the right motivation, knowing that Empoli take precedence.

‘ Di Lorenzo was plying his trade with Matera Calcio when Empoli plucked him from relative obscurity in 2017.

‘I’m grateful to sporting director [Pietro] Accardi, who had the courage to fish me out of Serie C and give me a chance.

‘ he added.

‘Without certain passages, without the courage of those who decide to focus on you, you remain anonymous.’

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