REPORT: Hellas Verona Defender Marash Kumbulla Will Cost More Than £25 Million

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Marash Kumbulla of Hellas Verona during the Serie A TIM match between SSC Napoli and Hellas Verona at Stadio San Paolo Naples Italy on 19 October 2019. (Photo by Franco Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Marash Kumbulla will cost clubs in excess of £25 million to move away from Hellas Verona this summer according to Gianluca Di Marzio. 

The highly-rated centre back appears to be attracting interest from a host of clubs across Europe.

Marash Kumbulla Will Cost More Than £25 Million

A Big Price Tag

Twenty-year-old Kumbulla played 18 games for Verona this season. He scored one goal before Serie A was suspended in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kumbulla came through the academy at Verona. The centre-back made his first-team debut for Mastini at the beginning of last season in Serie B.

The young prospect also represented Albania on the international stage. He made his debut last October in a European qualifying match against Moldova.

Verona sporting director Tony D’Amico realises that Kumbulla will be well sought after this summer. But, he highlighted how the Albanian international’s price tag will be more than £25 million.

Speaking to Sky Sports, D’Amico said: “25 million? Kumbulla’s value is a bit higher. We are talking about a strong player who had an extraordinary season for a player his age.

“He’ll have numerous proposals. But it’s early to talk about figures. We honoured to have a player like this come through our youth system”

Inter Leading the Race

The Albanian’s strong start at Verona over the past two seasons sparked interest from high-profile clubs.

Despite interest from around Europe for Kumbulla, Antonio Conte‘s Inter Milan appear to be leading the race for the 20-year-old.

Serie A giants Inter first showed interest in Kumbulla during the January transfer window. A deal had reportedly been offered by Inter. However, it appears that Kumbulla wants to consider his options before making a decision.

Napoli also remain interested in the 20-year-old’s signature. The Naples club reportedly submitted the same offer as Inter for Kumbulla recently.

 

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