Napoli are closing in on the signing of Osasuna winger Alex Berenguer with the player’s agent admitting he was ‘optimistic’ on the deal.
Marca reported last week that the Italians had sent an entourage to Pamplona to help speed up the deal, which was said to have been held up by interest from Athletic Bilbao.
“Talks are in an advanced stage, we’re very close, but still need to wait a little longer,” agent Felix Tainta Irurzun told PianetaNapoli.it.
“The clubs ordered me not to talk, but I’m optimistic that the deal will go through.”
Los Rojillos are reportedly prepared to sell for below his €9m release clause due to their financial position and relegation from La Liga.
The southern Italian club have reportedly been in discussions with Berenguer and Osasuna since early June in an attempt to get a deal over the line.