Saturday June 1 2013
Napoli to buy satellite club?

Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly ready to buy an overseas satellite club, like Watford and Granada for Udinese.

This system is becoming increasingly popular in Europe, as Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo also owns Watford in the English Championship and Liga side Granada.

These clubs repeatedly exchange players so they can gain experience playing in different Leagues and increase their worth on the transfer market.

The Corriere dello Sport newspaper claims De Laurentiis is eyeing up the possibility of buying a satellite club for Napoli.

The team would be based in Europe or the USA, but is also likely to be coached by former Napoli and Lazio boss Edy Reja.

Napoli recently signed up new Coach Rafa Benitez after Walter Mazzarri went to Inter.