Napoli, Italy star Insigne mugged in home city of Naples

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has scored 11 goals in 25 league appearances this season.

Maurizio Lagana

Lorenzo Insigne’s preparations for Napoli’s Serie A clash with Fiorentina were disrupted Saturday when he was the victim of a mugging in Naples.

Napoli will look to get back to winning ways in Florence on Monday after failing to win their last two matches, surrendering the top spot to defending champion Juventus.


Insigne, who has been an integral part of that side with 11 goals in 25 league appearances, was targeted in his home city Saturday.

"It’s true, yesterday at around 10:30 p.m. Lorenzo was victim of a mugging in the Vomero area," the 24-year-old’s agent Antonio Ottaiano told Radio Kiss Kiss. "He was amazed and shocked. His wife was in the car with him but fortunately not his children. Lorenzo reported the case to the authorities and the police.

"It was a negative experience. He’ll get over it by means of football and the help of his teammates."