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Where does Kvaratskhelia come from
Napoli player Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is quickly developing into one of the most dangerous players in Europe.
The 21-year-old sensation, nicknamed the ‘Georgian Lionel Messi‘, has been impressive in the 2022/23 season since moving to Napoli in the summer.
Kvaratskhelia was signed by “Napoli” from “Dinamo” Batumi for about 12 million euros. He already looks like a five-times-worth player.
The lightning-quick winger has scored eight goals in 17 appearances for Georgia. He has also been named Serie A’s Player of the Month for August thanks to his dazzling displays in blue.
Kvaratskhelia in the Champions League
Kvaratskhelia announced himself on a more global stage when Napoli demolished Liverpool in the Champions League last week. He shone once again in Wednesday night’s contest against last year’s Europa League finalist.
The former player of “Rubin” Kazan helped “Napoli” win 3-0 away from “Rangers” in the second match of the group stage.
Second-half goals from Matteo Politano, Giacomo Raspadori, and Tanguy Ndombele sealed a comprehensive victory for Luciano Spalletti’s in-form side. The latter means they top the group ahead of the international break.
Despite failing to get on the scoresheet for the fifth time in 2022/23, Kvaratskhelia was excellent in Glasgow. One of his dribbles went viral on social media too.
At one point in the match, the two-time Georgia Player of the Year left two Rangers players in his wake in a stunning display of skill and speed before being fouled on the edge of the box. It was shades of a young, fearless Messi at Ibrox.
The kid is so special and will humble countless defenders across the continent for years to come.
Napoli’s signing of Kvaratskhelia for such a small fee is likely to be regarded as one of the best pieces of business done by a club of the 21st century.
With players of a similar age and profile fetching more than £70m in recent years, the Neapolitan club has managed to land a potential generation of talent for a price far less than Bournemouth paid to sign Dominic Solanke from Liverpool.