Witsel "further away from Napoli" says agent

Despite extensive links, Witsel isn't as close to Napoli as reports suggested

Witsel "further away from Napoli" says agent
Witsel in action against Wales at Euro 2016 | Photo: GettyImages

Axel Witsel's agent Francesco Marseglia spoke with Radio Crc and believes that his client "is currently further away from Napoli" than other linked clubs including Premier League outfit Everton.

It would appear that the Belgian midfielder of Zenit is more likely to head to Merseyside over Naples as they "might even go above €4m net in salary" Marseglia continued.

Marseglia then gave a personal viewpoint of the choice at hand for his client saying the Goodison club is "the right move" for the "financial aspect" and he admitted himself "in terms of career I’d choose Napoli every time" and that's "even putting the Champions League to one side."

The 27-year-old's agent labelled last seasons Serie A silver medalists "an ambitious club" that are "growing every year" and "taking more important players." He then spoke on Everton saying they "don’t seem like a great team."

Witsel wants to take his time

Witsel has also been linked to Inter Milan in Italy and Marseglia honestly admitted, "I don’t know exactly what the situation is, in my opinion he wants to take his time because he’s not yet convinced about what to do."

He concluded saying "He can either accept the English club or wait for an even bigger club." Witsel's former Zenit team mate Hulk recently secured a massive €55 million move to Chinese outfit Shanghai SIPG but there is no documentation suggesting there is Chinese interest in the big midfielder.

Paredes in Zenit link

Paredes could be headed for Russia | Photo: GettyImages
Paredes could be headed for Russia | Photo: GettyImages

While Witsel may be on the verge of leaving the Russian giants, they are said to be lining up Roma's Leandro Paredes, who spent last term on loan at Empoli a report from Gianluca Di Marzio states.

Zenit are said to be "determined" to secure the Argentine and are willing to pay around €15 million for his services.