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Britos might be eager to be joining the side DOING the strangling, rather than experience abuse like Albiol.
Britos might be eager to be joining the side DOING the strangling, rather than experience abuse like Albiol.
Paolo Bruno

Napoli have had Miguel Britos on the books for three seasons now. Yeah, we're as surprised as you. He's had less than fifty Serie A appearances in that time, which, considering he plays for a side that often used three centerbacks, and has had something of a tough time finding quality ones, should tell you all you need to know about the Uruguayan.

To be fair on poor Britos, he missed a good chunk of his first season with injury. He was out for a month last October, and his low tally in the league may very well be because he was often first-choice for European games. Yet despite his regular starts, no one's ever really trusted Miguel Britos to get the job done.

And now Lazio may be prepared to bring him in. Britos' contract is up next season, so Napoli could want shift him before they lose out on the possibility of any cash. In fact, according to Il Mattino, Napoli are actively looking to sell.

On one hand, the squad looks to have depth at centerback. Kalidou Koulibaly has been brought in, Raúl Albiol is almost certain to start, Federico Fernández is finally starting to be not terrifying, and both Henrique and Giandomenico Mesto can play centrally.

Yet on the other...that defensive crisis that led Rafa Benítez to have to bring in Henrique (and Anthony Réveillère, shudder) last season wasn't exactly enjoyable. Less does not equal more this season, folks. Not with the Champions League (cross fingers) and the possibility of having a chance at the scudetto.

Thoughts? Should Britos be shopped around?