NEWS
Tuesday September 3 2019
Napoli: Hysaj in, Tonelli out

Napoli have selected Elseid Hysaj over Lorenzo Tonelli in their squad for this season’s Champions League group stage.

Hysaj and Tonelli both ended up staying at Napoli after the transfer window had closed, but Carlo Ancelotti has sided with the former.

The Albanian is one of the Partenopei’s longest-serving players, but he has fallen behind Kevin Malcuit and new arrival Giovanni Di Lorenzo in the pecking order at right-back.

Although they signed Kostas Manolas, the Partenopei have only Nikola Maksimovic and the inexperienced Sebastiano Luperto as cover in central defence.

Elsewhere, Fernando Llorente is confirmed as the club’s No 9 following his free transfer.

Napoli will play Red Bull Salzburg, Racing Genk and European champions Liverpool in Group E.

Napoli squad for Champions League:

1. Alex Meret

2. Kevin Malcuit

5. Allan

6. Mario Rui

7. Jose Callejon

8. Fabian Ruiz

9. Fernando Llorente

11. Hirving Lozano

12. Eljif Elmas

13. Sebastiano Luperto

14. Dries Mertens

19. Nikola Maksimovic

20. Piotr Zielinski

22. Giovanni Di Lorenzo

23. Elseid Hysaj

24. Lorenzo Insigne

25. David Ospina

26. Kalidou Koulibaly

27. Orestis Karnezis

31. Faouzi Ghoulam

34. Amin Younes

44. Kostas Manolas

70. Gianluca Gaetano

99. Arkadiusz Milik