Red Bull Salzburg have announced that right-back Stefan Lainer will not be joining Napoli. “Replacing him would be almost impossible.”
Napoli seemed to be closing in on a €12m deal for Lainer, but Salzburg’s sporting director claims the Austrian is going nowhere.
“Lainer is no longer transferable,” Cristoph Freund told Corriere dello Sport.
“We understand that this is perhaps a unique occasion in his career, but it would be almost impossible for us to find a replacement.”
The 25-year-old was a part of the side who reached the Europa League semi-final, beating Lazio on the way before losing to Olympique Marseille.