Official: Napoli renews contracts with Meret and Zerbin

2022-10-06 13:41

Official: Napoli renews contracts with Meret and Zerbin


After 11 match days, Napoli reached a contract extension with goalkeeper Alex Meret and winger Alessio Zerbin, and the team's contract renewal work is far from over.


Meret

Alex Meret's current contract with Napoli was due to expire in 2023. After the extension, his contract will be extended until June 2024, with a one-year extension option. His annual salary has also risen from 1 million euros to around 1.5 million euros, with bonuses ranging in size.


Meret, 23, came out of Udinese's youth academy and joined Napoli on loan from Udinese in July 2018. On July 1, 2019, Meret was officially bought out by Napoli for 26 million euros and had since become Ospina's backup goalkeeper.


After Ospina moved to Al Nassr FC this summer and Navas refused to join due to too high salary, Meret finally became Napoli's first-choice goalkeeper. So far this season, he has started 11 games for the blue club in various competitions. 4 clean sheets against opponents.


Zerbin

On the day Meret signed, the 23-year-old Italian striker Alessio Zerbin also signed a two-year extension with Napoli until June 30, 2027. He was loaned by Napoli to U.S. Viterbese, Cesena, Pro Vercelli, and Frosinone from 2017 to 2022. He played in 73 games in all competitions, scored 22 goals, and provided 5 assists.


Zerbin returned to Napoli from Frosinone after his loan period expired this season and has made 5 appearances for the blue club so far.


Napoli's follow-up

According to exclusive news from CalcioMercato.com, Napoli will then start contract renewal negotiations withRrahmani, Lobotka, and Anguissa. Among them, Rrahmani is Napoli's priority to renew his contract, and his contract will expire in 2024.