“Champions of Italy: How Napoli’s Squad Build Led to Their Serie A Triumph”

By FPL360


Napoli’s Third Serie A Title: An Efficient Squad Construction Has Paid Off

Napoli secured their third Serie A title in history under the guidance of coach Luciano Spalletti. The club, which last lifted the title in 1990 during the Diego Maradona era, claimed the crown with five games to go, boasting a 16-point gap over second-placed Lazio.

What’s more impressive is that Napoli achieved this feat by spending just €343.8 million on their squad, making them one of the most efficient squad constructions in European football. Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and AC Milan are the only teams in Europe that can boast better return-on-investment in squad constructions.

Victor Osimhen’s 52nd-minute goal against Udinese Calcio secured the victory that sparked celebrations not just at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, but throughout the City. Around 60,000 fans watched the match on eight massive screens installed inside the stadium, while more screens were placed all over town to accommodate the ecstatic supporters.

Napoli’s third Scudetto win of their history is even more remarkable considering Spalletti was cautious in the transfer market, spending just €76.05m while earning €80.45m from player sales, including Lorenzo Insigne, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Fabián Ruiz, who were sold or left the club on a free transfer.

Despite losing these crucial players, Napoli recruited Min-Jae Kim, Mathías Olivera, Frank Anguissa, and, most importantly, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, with their total spent on transfers amounting to just €76.05m.

While Anguissa played a vital role in midfield, Kvaratskhelia, who was signed for €11.5m from Dinamo Batumi, proved to be a shrewd signing. The Georgian maestro provided a flurry of assists and scoring opportunities alongside Napoli’s record signing, Victor Osimhen, who was signed for €75m from Lille.

Osimhen, who now has a market value of €100m, was Napoli’s most significant investment, and he delivered on his promise, scoring the goal that secured the club’s third Scudetto after a three-decade-long drought.

The Nerazzurri’s triumph is a testament to how a modest club in terms of investment can achieve unbridled success, proving that money does not always equate to success in football.

Napoli will look to keep their efficient squad together and continue their success in the future. But for now, the celebrations are in full swing across the City, as supporters savor the moment and pay tribute to a remarkable achievement that has broken a thirty-year-long curse.


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