Dries Mertens has marked an expansion of contract at Napoli, stopping the speculation that attaches him with a move away from the club.
Mertens arrived back in 2013 in Naples and as of late became the top goal scorer of the Azzurri when he scored his 122nd goal against Inter in the semi-final of Coppa Italia.
In the summer he looked set to leave Stadio San Paolo on a free transfer with any semblance of Newcastle and Chelsea connected to a deal. In any case, this speculation was settled with the announcement by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis that he has marked an augmentation via his Twitter account.
Mertens is understood to be ‘very persuaded’ by the possibility of moving to Stamford Bridge yet has made a U-turn, marking what is believed to be a three-year deal.
It’s far-fetched the 33-year-old would have gotten a similar length deal with the Blues, as confirmed by their argument about his new contract with 31-year-old Willian. Also in the forward team, Frank Lampard is already well furnished with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic who will be joined by recently recruited employees Timo Werner and next campaign Hakim Ziyech.
Mertens will presently direct his concentration toward the impending return of Serie A. Gennaro Gattuso ‘s side with an outing to Hellas Verona to restart their campaign and have a lot of ground to make up in the event that they want to qualify for Europe.
Napoli is as of now sitting in 6th place, with an unexpected package Atalanta floating nine points in fourth place, who also have a game in hand.