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Lorenzo Insigne who recently extended his Napoli contract to 2022 feels that the club is on the verge of league success and hopes never to wear another jersey.

The Naples-born playmaker – the only local player in the Napoli squad for the upcoming season – spoke to Corriere dello Sport about his contract extension, his love for the city and the Partenopei's chances of winning silverware this year.

"I hope to wear this jersey forever, as it’s what I have always wished for," the 26-year old said.

"I’ve renewed my contract by five years, I’m happy at Napoli and just want to give my best. My desire is to stay for as long as possible at the club where I grew up and for whom my heart beats.

"I grew up and for now live in Frattamaggiore, on the outskirts of Naples. I’ve heard some players turn down a chance to come here because they are afraid the city is dangerous, but I want to tell them that they are wrong, because Naples is a city that gives you so much.

"It’s a beautiful city and needs to be experienced. I am still waiting to discover all of it.”

Speaking about the club's fortunes for the upcoming Serie A campaign, Insigne expressed his view that the club may well be close to the Scudetto that has eluded them since 1990.

"I don’t think there’s much missing, because this year we went close to a great achievement," he said.

"It’s a shame really, as we had a great season, but still didn’t finish first or even second. The good thing is that we start this season building on already great foundations. The important issue is that so far nobody has left and I hope we’ll all remain for a great term."