Edinson Cavani’s mother has revealed “he told me he wants to leave Napoli,” but she is trying to convince him to stay.
The striker’s future has been up in the air for many months, as interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid continues to be ramped up amid the €62m buy-out clause.
His mother, Berta Gomez, spoke to Uruguayan radio station Radio Salto Entretiemp.
“He told me he wants to go elsewhere and to leave Napoli, but also that one day he’d love to return to Napoli. Edi doesn’t know what will happen yet.
“Naples is a city that lives for football. The affection of the people is marvellous and I have always told my son: you can go anywhere, but nobody will love you like they do at Napoli.”
Berta also revealed a phone call between Diego Armando Maradona and Cavani in which “he complimented Edinson and said he was convinced he’d beat the goal-scoring record.”
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