Luciano Spalletti made Giovanni Di Lorenzo the captain of Napoli and he could potentially reward him with the same honour for the Italy squad, said his agent.

The right-back took over the role from Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens when they left the Partenopei as free agents last summer.

He had the perfect start to his captaincy, lifting the Serie A trophy at this club for the first time in over 30 years.

Now that Spalletti has left Napoli and become the new coach of the Italy squad, he must again choose a new captain, with Leonardo Bonucci left out.

“Spalletti knows what he will do for the captaincy, but if I were him, then Di Lorenzo would be a great choice,” agent Mario Giuffredi told Il Mattino newspaper.

“Spalletti is a man who will revolutionise Italian football. The FIGC could not have chosen a better coach.”

Di Lorenzo turned 30 last month and has 28 senior caps for Italy, scoring three goals.

Traditionally, the captain’s armband for the Nazionale goes to the player with the most senior caps under his belt.

In the current squad for upcoming games against North Macedonia and Ukraine, that would be Ciro Immobile with 56, followed by Gianluigi Donnarumma on 54.

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