There are reports coming out of Italy that Newcastle may make a move for 23 year-old Napoli goalkeeper, Luigi Sepe, who has already said he loves Newcastle United.
23 year-old Luigi Sepe – on loan at Empoli loves Newcastle
Sepe joined his hometown club over seven years ago, and he made his debut in Serie A against Fiorentina in January of 2009, when he was only 17.
But he’s never played for the first team since, as far as we can tell, and he’s been out on loan at Pisa, Virtus Lanciano, and he’s currently on loan this season at Empoli, where he’s played 25 times this season, and has been in very good form.
The on-loan goalkeeper has been a stalwart for Empoli this season and they are currently 13th in Serie A and a full 12 points above the relegation zone.
Luigi has kept nine clean sheets, and he has a good record this season, and his good form is one reason Empoli have not been fighting with relegation.
Luigi has a contract at Napoli until 2019, but he has said he may need to move to get first team football, and this is what he has said to the Italian outlet Il Tirreno:
“I really love England, Manchester United and Newcastle United”. “It is too early to talk about my future. We don’t know who will be the Napoli coach at the end of this season or if the team will be in the Champions League.”
“It’s true I renewed my contract with Napoli, but it all depends on the conditions. If I have to go there and be third choice, then they can forget it.” “This is also why I am happy to stay at Empoli if needs be.”
“Is it a dream to play at the San Paolo? Actually my dream is the Premier League!” “I’ve had that dream since 2002, when I saw the movie GOAL – I’d take English citizenship if I could”
So there’s a hint why he loves Newcastle because GOAL was released in 2005, and it was about a South American youngster, Santiago Munez, who was signed by a famous English club in the north-east of England – Newcastle United.
Some of the filming was on location in Newcastle, and there was a scene we remember when he was in a Newcatsle cafe having breakfast, and he asked what was in black pudding – and he was told – you don’t want to know!
Here’s some information about the plot of GOAL, which told the story over three separate films.
There has been news over the last week or so that we may put goalkeeper Tim Krul up for sale this summer, and if that’s true Newcastle will need to bring in another goalkeeper to fight Karl Darlow for the number one spot.
So maybe it’s Luigi Sepe – seems to us with British citizenship he could even qualify as an adopted Geordie – now there’s nothing much better than that – is there.
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