Man City are keeping tabs on Napoli hotshot Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – Daily Mail

By Simon Jones for the Daily Mail


Manchester City are monitoring Napoli’s winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. 
The Georgia international has enjoyed a breakout season with the Italian side this campaign as Napoli seek a first Serie A title since the days of Diego Maradona
Among a team packed full of attacking talent, Kvaratskheila has stood out in both the league and Champions League owing to his fearless style and attractiveness on the ball. 
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia continues to steal the show in Serie A attracting the attention of other top European clubs
Nicknamed ‘Kvaradona’ by the Napoli supporters, the 21-year-old has recorded seven goals and nine assists across his 15 appearances in the league so far, including three goal involvement’s in Friday’s 5-1 hammering of Juventus that stretched their lead at the top of Serie A to nine points. 
In the Champions League, the Georgia international has also excelled. Napoli finished top of their group, winning five of their six games including comprehensive victories over Liverpool and Ajax.
Against Liverpool in their first Champions League group game, Kvaratskheila was brilliant as the Italian side dispatched Jurgen Klopp’s team with consummate ease.
Meanwhile, in the club’s two games with Dutch giants Ajax, the Georgian recorded four goal involvements – a goal and an assist in each of the two fixtures. 
With Napoli having picked him up for relative pittance from Georgian outfit Dinamo Batumi owing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is expected that were they to sell they would make significant profit on him. 
Napoli are currently nine points clear at the top of Serie A with the Georgian having been decisive
Despite the attractiveness of the Premier League and Manchester City’s vast wealth, Kvaratskheila has been on the record in recent months discussing how much he is enjoying his time in Italy with Napoli under Luciano Spalletti.
‘The negotiations with Napoli lasted a long time, about two years, I was very happy that such a great team was interested in me,’ he told DAZN in December. ‘I couldn’t wait to wear the Napoli shirt.
‘I felt every now and then that there was interest from other teams as well, but having the offer from Napoli, I never thought about anything else. I wanted to play for Napoli.
‘When I happened to watch their matches, I thought I could adapt perfectly to that type of game. I really liked how they played and it happened.
‘Here, the city lives for the love of football, everyone knows football in Naples. It is motivating when the whole city cheers for you and transmits love to you in every moment.’
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