Roberto Insigne got off to a blistering start to the season on loan with Lega Pro side Reggina, but with his temporary side struggling, Napoli have elected to give him a different challenge for the rest of the season.
Lorenzo's younger brother scored six goals for Reggina in his first eight matches with the side, but scoring chances have become incredibly hard to come by for him since them. Reggina sit dead last in their Lega Pro division, looking bound for relegation thanks to an inability to score. They've won just three matches all season, including just one of their last fifteen tries. They've scored just five goals in that span, a shocking total made to look all the worse by their 13 total on the year.
Yes, that means Insigne has scored almost half of Reggina's league goals on the season, and now they're going to be left scrambling to find any kind of goalscoring potential, because Napoli have recalled Insigne and appear set to loan him to Serie B side Catania for the remainder of the season.
Catania offer Inisgne a better situation, though they themselves are trying to avoid relegation. Catania at least have a hope of avoiding it, currently in 18th place in Serie B and putting their squad through a significant retooling to help pull themselves from danger. At least they've been able to score goals this season, with 35 in 23 league matches.
Insigne would join an attacking rotation competing with several other players for minutes, but he certainly has the skill and ability to force his way in to consideration from manager Dario Marcolin. He can help them as a secondary striker or across the attacking midfield band, a versatility that will be attractive to Marcolin as he tries to save Catania from a second straight relegation.
So for Napoli fans wondering about the club's next generation... now you have a reasonto watch Serie B.