Real Sociedad could be on the verge of losing one of their star players for next season during the upcoming transfer window.
According to a report from Sky Sports Italia that was later confirmed by MARCA, Napoli are extremely interested in signing Geronimo Rulli this summer. The Argentinian goalkeeper is owned by Manchester City, but the Serie A side are close to seal a deal with the Premier League giants. And since the Citizens have purchase rights over Rulli until 2018, there is nothing Real Sociedad could do if both parties agree to a potential transfer.
Napoli are keen to offer around 18 million to sign the coveted Argentinian shot-stopper. His arrival would put some much-needed competition on Pepe Reina’s shoulders, but one of the reasons why Rulli is keen to join Napoli is because he would have to earn the starting role that currently belongs to Reina. He is motivated by the challenge that means competing against a former World Cup winner.
Rulli has been playing for Real Sociedad over the past three seasons, and has emerged as one of the top goalkeepers in LaLiga over that span. Switching to Italy would be quite a jump, but all signs indicate the 25-year-old is ready to do it.