Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is worth 100 million
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is the great surprise of Napoli who fly towards the conquest of the Scudetto. The Georgian footballer has been instrumental in all the matches played so far, with 7 goals and 7 assists in the league, 2 goals and 1 assist in the Champions League. Rarely has a 21-year-old arrived in the Italian league and been so decisive and devastating in all the matches played.
What is striking about this footballer is the ease with which he manages to execute plays with both feet, his change of pace and dribbling, which allow him to create superiority in attack, in such a way as to allow him to score and perform crucial assists for his teammates. Another striking thing about this young talent was his ability to adapt to the tactical system of an important team like Napoli and not to be affected in any way by the pressure that a city like Naples puts on its players for too much love in their comparisons.
The consideration to be made is that in the explosion of Kvaratskhelia, Luciano Spalletti has a fundamental merit, because knowing Russian football and consequently the players from that championship he was able to understand and make sure to insert Kvara in the right way, within a team mechanism like that of Napoli.
Another element to take into consideration is that Kvara is a footballer born in Georgia and raised in Georgian football, therefore with characteristics that are different from footballers born and raised in Russia. In Georgia the way of living and being passionate is not very different from that of the Neapolitans and the warmth that is transmitted by the fans is not different from what the players of Dinamo Tiblisi receive where Kvara grew up.
Surely these are important reasons that have allowed the player to be able to express and explode his great qualities. In fact we mustn’t forget that Kvara had already been in an important club in Russia at Lokomotiv Moscow, but he hadn’t managed to establish himself as he is doing in Naples.
Now everyone is talking about how much this new international football phenomenon could be worth, which with the performance it is having, has attracted the attention of all the main European clubs, primarily Real Madrid, Manchester City and Bayern Munich. From the point of view of the market, the consideration to be made is that if Antony the Brazilian footballer, who plays in the same position as Kvaratskelia, who played for Ayax, was bought by Manchester United for 100 million, surely the Georgian striker can be worth it same to you.
In fact, his excellent performance was not only in the national field but also in the international one, because even in the Champions League in the great race of Spalletti’s team he has always been one of the best on the pitch and this determines a profile of absolute value, despite not either born or raised in a top country from a football point of view as can be the case of the Brazilian Antony.
Talent that leads to victory
An important consideration can be made from here, also in the light of what we saw in the recent world championship in Qatar. Talented footballers can be born and grow even in small countries, and as happened on Kvaratskhelia, clubs must be careful to find them and not be prejudiced.
Something that Napoli with its director Giuntoli did not have, so much so as to take a player who is paid little for his qualities, but which is becoming essential to bring the team of president De Laurentis to a goal that has been missing for too long and to bring to his fans moments like those on Friday in the match against Juventus, which hadn’t been seen since a certain Diego Armando Maradona took to the field.