ANDIt’s the best season of his career. With 28 years, Gerard Deulofeu (Riudarenas, Gerona, 1994) has found the physical stability he was looking for. With the injuries behind him, he is enjoying football again. And on the pitch he leads Udinese. 13 goals and 5 assists in 34 games with the Friuliin addition to being the second ‘Calcio’ footballer (after Calhanoglu) who generates the most scoring chances for his team.
Now, the future offers you different paths. He has a contract until 2024 and is very grateful to the club run by the Pozzo family, but clubs with bigger goals than Udinese have tested his situation. The Naplesin the south of Italy and the 2022/23 Champions team, the most interested and the closest to incorporating it.
At the same time, as MARCA has learned, other clubs have knocked on its door from Italy and Spain but at the moment everything is on ‘stand-by’. There is much to value. The Catalan is comfortable in Italy and would like to continue at ‘Calcio’where he now faces his second stage after a past at Milan.
However, in Spain it has a large market and a possible return to LaLiga is not ruled out… all the teams in the upper zone (except Real Madrid and Barcelona) have sounded out their situation.
an affordable price
Playing as second striker in a scheme with a defense of three centre-backs, Deulofeu has shown his best football. He has freedom and is the leader of Udinese in all aspects.
Even so, in Udine they know that they cannot offer him to fight for levels much higher than the TOP-10… and they are willing to listen to offers. The Friulians ask between 18 and 20 million euros but the price could drop a few kilos. In addition, the transfer formula with the obligation to buy is liked at the Dacia Arena.
Wink to Napoli
In Naples they want Deulofeu. The ‘tifosi’ of the southern club, passionate like few others in ‘Calcio’, have already flooded the attacker’s social networks. “You are the first #10 to score at Maradona since the name of the stadium was changed, it is destiny”they write to him.
I have a lot of respect for Napoli, a top club
And he, in addition, sends a wink: “Do you want to come to Naples or not? We are waiting for you”, was the question that was thrown at him on Instagram. And he replied: “I have a lot of respect for Napoli, a top club.”