Thursday June 14 2012
Poulsen to solve Napoli problem?

Napoli may have found the answer to their left wing-back issues after Danish defender Simon Poulsen was linked with the Vesuviani.

Juan Zuniga and Andrea Dossena shared the position last season, but the Neapolitans seem intent on finding a more permanent solution this summer.

Lyon's Aly Cissokho was heavily touted, but Sky Sport Italia have claimed that AZ Alkmaar full-back Poulsen is also of interest.

Poulsen, who featured in yesterday’s Portugal-Denmark clash at Euro 2012, is a 27-year-old who turned out for Sonderjyske and Midtjylland in his homeland before signing for AZ in 2008.

He famously scored an own goal playing for Denmark against the Netherlands at the 2010 World Cup, but redeemed himself by setting up Michael Krohn-Dehli's winner in the Danes’ shock victory over the Dutch last Saturday.

Although currently deployed as a left-back by club and country, Poulsen would have little difficulty adapting to Walter Mazzarri's 3-5-2 having started his career as a winger.