Wednesday May 28 2014
World Cup shapes Insigne intention?

Lorenzo Insigne’s contentment at Napoli may reportedly hinge on whether or not he makes Italy’s World Cup squad.

The attacking midfielder has been included in Cesare Prandelli’s provisional 30-man squad currently running through a second week of training at Coverciano.

However, speculation continues that Insigne may be one of the unfortunate seven players that will not make Cesare Prandelli’s final cut, before a squad of 23 head out to Brazil.

Il Mattino are running the line today that the 22-year-old’s preparedness to stay at Napoli beyond this summer may hinge on whether or not he is included in Prandelli’s tournament plans.

The Naples-based publication suggest that should Insigne not go to the World Cup, then he will seek clarification over his future with the Partenopei, with President Aurelio De Laurentiis and Coach Rafa Benitez.

Having played under the latter in a sometimes wider and deeper role last season, the player is believed as ready to leave the San Paolo for a club that can guarantee him regular game-time in his preferred position on the pitch, if such assurances of the same cannot be made by De Laurentiis and Benitez.

This course of action is understood to be Insigne’s intention, if he does not go to the World Cup, so as to better improve his chances of making future Italy squads.

Insigne only renewed his contract with Napoli last September, extending through to June 2017.

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