According to reports in Italy, the deal for Manchester City’s Ukrainian attacking midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko’s move to join Napoli is virtually complete. Having just re-joined Manchester City this summer after completing a loan spell with PSV Eindhoven last season, where he accumulated 19 appearances in total, Zinchenko looks set to make another temporary exit from the club on loan again.
The reports in Italy state that Manchester City and Napoli have agreed terms to take Zinchenko on loan for the season. The deal in place between the two clubs will force Napoli to pay an initial € .5 million to take Zinchenko on loan, and then an additional €6 million to make the move permanent.
With the two clubs finally having agreed to terms after negotiations have dragged on for a few weeks, it appears to be only a matter of time before Zinchenko continues his promising career in Italy for a season.
Despite his youth at only 20 years old, Zinchenko has already broken into the senior squad for his native Ukraine’s national team, and is already figuring to be an integral player for the country’s footballing future. But, a player of Zinchenko’s age needs regular playing time in order to reach their potential, so a move away from Manchester City for another season may be one that is best for all parties.