Euro Football Rumours

Napoli interested in Sevilla defender Diego Carlos

The defense remains the key area for Napoli to address in the next couple of transfer windows.

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Napoli are set to sign Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.

Sevilla spent 15 million euros to sign the Brazil international from Nantes in the summer of 2019. The 27-year-old has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.

This season, Carlos has scored two goals in 31 appearances for Sevilla.

Diego Carlos
Diego Carlos

He is 27-year-old and has his peak years ahead.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Napoli.

Gennaro Gattuso wants to sign a new defender and Diego Carlos is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Brazil international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Gattuso wants to target in the summer transfer window.


There is no doubt that Diego Carlos will take Napoli’s defense to a different level.

According to the report, “Napoli have identified Sevilla defender Diego Carlos as the replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly, who they expect to leave this summer. That is according to Corriere dello Sport and Il Mattino, via, who say that the Brazilian is number one choice for the Italian club. On Tuesday, Estadio Deportivo built on reports from England that Carlos is on the radar of the European champions and current Premier League leaders Liverpool. The player’s release clause at the Andalusian club is said to be €75m but his market value may be closer to €40m and he could be the subject of a bidding war this year.”


Napoli have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Brazil international.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Napoli.

Napoli fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

How strong that interest is and whether Napoli will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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