Napoli sell Tutino to Parma, loan Luperto to Empoli

by | Aug 9, 2021 17:49

Napoli are whittling down their squad, with Gennaro Tutino imminently sold to Parma and Sebastiano Luperto on loan to Empoli.

According to multiple sources including Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, the two deals are done.

The negotiations with Parma for Tutino have been going on for several weeks, after the centre-forward’s loan spell at Salernitana last season.

It seems as if the clubs have finally agreed a fee for circa €6m plus performance-related bonuses and he should have his medical with Parma tomorrow.

Although this is technically a loan, it’s really just a way of spreading out payment, because Sky Sport Italia maintain it’s an obligation to buy at the first point earned in Serie B this season.

Tutino is a product of the Napoli youth academy who had numerous loans over the years and turns 25 later this month.

As for Luperto, the defender is expected to join newly-promoted Serie A side Empoli on loan.

He will be 25 in September and spent last season on loan at Crotone.

This is a return to Empoli, though, as he already played at the Stadio Castellani in 2017-18.

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