Napoli manager Cristiano Giuntoli threw the beans on the busy transfer window in a wide-ranging interview, confirming their bid to sign Keylor Navas and rejecting further hype around Cristiano Ronaldo. He gave his ideas to Radio Kiss Kiss.
“Alex Merritt has been calmer in the last three games. Between the sticks, he’s our best goalkeeper in recent years. He makes great balls look easy. There’s a reason he’s played with us for over 100 games. We’ve always counted on him, but he’s often wasted time with injuries. “He has appeared more than David Ospina with Carlo Ancelotti. Instead, he’s recruited less because of his build-obsession than last season. As for his extension, his agent told us he wants to see who we sign first. He’s the starting player now, so I don’t think he’ll be there.” any problem “.
The CEO was questioned about Navas.
“We had four players whose contracts were due to expire in 2023: Kalidou Koulibaly, Adam Ounas, Fabian Ruiz and Mert. We got to the point where they either extended them or had to leave. Our relationship with PSG is strong, and they asked the Spaniard. We tried to solve problems. We wanted the Costa Rican to collaborate with Meret. It was not possible because there was a problem between him and his club. Therefore, we were fortunate to sell Ruiz.”
Instead, Giuntoli stated that Cristiano Ronaldo was nowhere near joining Napoli.
“It is not great to calm the dreams of the fans, but there were no negotiations. Nobody questioned his skills. But we are attached to our players and we believe we have a competitive team.”