Sunday July 28 2013
Napoli bid for Balanta

Napoli are showing an interest in River Plate’s Colombian defender Eder Alvarez Balanta.

The 20-year-old was specifically requested by Coach Rafa Benitez after today’s summit with President Aurelio De Laurentiis, according to the Corriere dello Sport.

The Partenopei are lining up a formal offer for the centre-back, who is valued at approximately €1.5m.

Balanta grew up in the River Plate youth academy and was upgraded to the senior squad in July 2012.

He made nine appearances for the side and scored two goals.