Napoli continue to look down on the rest of Italy from the top of Serie A, after a victory over Bologna on Sunday evening extended their unbeaten domestic run to 10 games, and it was attacker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia who was crucial once more.
The Georgian international played a perfectly weighted through-ball for teammate Victor Osimhen on 69 minutes, which the Nigerian lofted over goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski and, with the Partenopei looking imperious both at home and abroad, Kvaratskhelia is continuing to add to personal undefeated record.
It has now been 32 games – as highlighted by Carlo Garganese – since the 21-year-old last left the field a loser, including outings on international duty, where his country has had an equally strong start to UEFA Nations League Group C, winning five or their six games, and the former Dinamo Tbilisi youth has contributed a goal in each of those victories.
Interest from the Premier League and La Liga
Unsurprisingly, the €12 million summer signing from Dinamo Batumi is now attracting the attention of some of Europe’s most prominent clubs, with 2022 Champions League finalists Liverpool and Real Madrid reported to be monitoring the situation in Naples closely.
Former Georgia international Lasha Salukvadze, believes his countryman is destined for greatness and has been talking up the chances of the winger leaving the peninsula to MetaRatings.
‘Anything is possible for Kvaratskhelia’
“Kvaratskhelia scores in almost every match for both the national team and his club,” noted Salukvadze. “I think that he can compete for the title of top scorer in both Serie A and the Champions League this year.”
“I don’t know if Khvicha will be able to play at this level all season. Maybe he will have a recession. But, God forbid, Kvaratskhelia will not stop and will only progress.”
“[Real Madrid coach Carlo] Ancelotti said that he looked at Kvaratskhelia when he was at Napoli,” claimed Salukvadze. “So anything is possible.”
“It is possible that both Real Madrid and Liverpool will make offers for Kvicha. But I think it’s too early for him to move. Napoli are a wonderful team. He needs to play in Naples for a year or two.”