Napoli ‘agree deal’ for Villarreal’s Pablo Fornals

Napoli have reached a verbal agreement with Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals for a transfer this summer, according to reports.

Last month, Marca said the two clubs were in negotiations but an agreement was not met, but now Corriere dello Sport say the player has an agreement with an Italian club.

Napoli’s playmaker Marek Hamsik looks set to leave the club for a move to Chinese football and the fresh reports say Fornals will now move to Serie A this summer.

Back in November, Cadena Ser stated the 22-year-old rejected offers from Fulham and West Ham because he does not want to ‘abandon his team in the situation in which it is currently’.

Villarreal currently sit second from bottom in La Liga with just three wins from their 23 league matches to date this season, with only Huesca bellow them in the standings.

Arsenal have also previously been linked with a move for the former Malaga midfielder, who joined Villarreal in 2017.

Fornals has featured in all 23 of Villarreal’s La Liga matches to date, starting 19, while Napoli landed his compatriot Fabian Ruiz in a landmark €35m deal from Real Betis last summer.

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