Napoli 2023/24 – Team Analysis

Explore SSC Napoli’s 2023/24 transfers, squad, and potential starting lineup in our comprehensive analysis. With a mix of seasoned superstars and top-quality talent, delve into Rudi Garcia’s quest to retain the Serie A title in life after Spalletti.



Jesper LindstrømAttacking Midfield23DenmarkE. Frankfurt€30.00m
Jens CajusteCentral Midfield24SwedenStade Reims€12.00m
NatanCentre-Back22BrazilRB Bragantino€10.00m
Walid CheddiraCentre-Forward25MoroccoBari€7.00m
Elia CaprileGoalkeeper21ItalyBari€7.00m

Napoli’s summer transfer window saw them making strategic moves to strengthen the squad. While they didn’t make any big-name signings, the additions of Jesper Lindstrøm, Jens Cajuste, Natan, Walid Cheddira, and Elia Caprile show their focus on acquiring promising talents and building for the future. These acquisitions reflect Napoli’s commitment to a sustainable and well-balanced approach to team-building rather than relying on marquee names. It will be interesting to see how these new talents integrate into the team and contribute to their upcoming campaigns.

Notable departures

Min-jae KimCentre-Back26South KoreaBayern Munich€50.00m
Hirving LozanoRight Winger28MexicoPSV Eindhoven€15.00m
Andrea PetagnaCentre-Forward28ItalyMonza€10.00m
Sebastiano LupertoCentre-Back26ItalyFC Empoli€2.50m

Just as with the arrivals, the Italian team didn’t have a lot of transfers out. Notable departures included Min-jae Kim, the South Korean center-back, who made a €50 million move to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Hirving Lozano, the Mexican right-winger, transferred to PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie for €15 million. Andrea Petagna, the Italian center-forward, joined Monza in Serie A for €10 million, while Sebastiano Luperto, an Italian center-back, made a €2.5 million move to FC Empoli in Serie A. These departures, while reducing the squad’s depth, highlight the club’s commitment to financial responsibility, and with a core team that has demonstrated its prowess in Serie A in the previous season, Napoli remains a strong contender for the league title.


Manager: Rudi Garcia

1GKITAAlex Meret
4MFGERDiego Demme
5DFBRAJuan Jesus
6DFPORMário Rui (vice-captain)
7MFMKDEljif Elmas
9FWNGAVictor Osimhen
13DFKOSAmir Rrahmani
14GKUKRNikita Contini
16GKPOLHubert Idasiak
17DFURUMathías Olivera
18FWARGGiovanni Simeone
20MFPOLPiotr Zieliński
21FWITAMatteo Politano
22DFITAGiovanni Di Lorenzo (captain)
23FWITAAlessio Zerbin
24MFSWEJens Cajuste
29MFDENJesper Lindstrøm
55DFNORLeo Østigård
59DFITAAlessandro Zanoli
68MFSVKStanislav Lobotka
70MFITAGianluca Gaetano
77FWGEOKhvicha Kvaratskhelia
81FWITAGiacomo Raspadori
95GKITAPierluigi Gollini (on loan from Atalanta)
99MFCMRZambo Anguissa

Former manager Luciano Spalletti left the club in the summer and was replaced by French manager, Rudi Garcia.

Napoli’s 2023/24 squad brings continuity to their successful run from last season, but with a new manager is Rudi Garcia. The team features a blend of Italian talent, with players like Politano, Di Lorenzo, and Raspadori, combined with international superstars such as Victor Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia or Piotr Zielinski. Players like Anguissa, Lobotka, G. Simeone, Rhahmani or Juan Jesus are great squad players to have.

Possible Starting 11

Meret is currently Rudi Garcia’s number. Captain Di Lorenzo is the starter at right back, while Mario Rui starts at left back. There are options at CB, however Rrahmani seems to be a starter and Juan Jesus pairs him more often than not.

Lots of options in midfield too. Zielinski and Lobotka are basically set in stone, Elmas or Anguisa can be the 3rd midfielder, depending on the match. In attack Osimhen is the main threat, Kvara play LW, while Politano is the main RW at the moment.