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Wednesday January 2 2013
‘€63m Cavani will leave Napoli’

Edinson Cavani will quit Napoli at the end of the present campaign, believes agent Mino Raiola.

Although the latter doesn’t represent the Uruguayan international, he has told Il Mattino that the South American will leave the Stadio San Paolo.

“For now Cavani will stay, but I wouldn’t be so sure about that once June arrives,” Raiola commented to the newspaper.

Cavani signed a new contract with the Azzurri at the start of this season which included a €63m rescission clause.

“I’m sure there are clubs ready to pay that,” Raiola added. “But only five clubs in the world can afford to do that – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain.

“You are intelligent enough on your own to understand where Cavani will play his football next season.”

Raiola was also asked for an opinion on Napoli ace Marek Hamsik, a player who he helps to represent – even if he’s not technically his agent.

“I think that Paris SG want Hamsik, but he’s a different case to Cavani,” Raiola noted. “Marek is a special guy, someone who has a life philosophy which I respect but don’t agree with.”

Hamsik has often made it clear that he is happy with life in Naples and with his football at Napoli.

“A player must never give up on bettering himself and finding new motivation. Who pledges loyalty is someone who doesn’t want to progress.

“Look at Francesco Totti, what sense is there in a champion playing all of his career for the same club?

“However, if Marek believes in what he is doing then it is right that he stays at Napoli.”

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