Edinson Cavani’s agent admits “it is not a good time” after the Napoli star’s wife was mugged of a watch worth €18,000.
Soledad Cavani was walking to her car in the Fuorigrotte area near the Stadio San Paolo last night when she was robbed by two men.
“It is not a good time,” agent Claudio Anellucci told Radio CRC. “It will take a few days to overcome this obstacle, but Sole is a strong person.
“She just left and will reach Cavani in London. Naples has always shown us great affection, but when these things happen you do face terrible moments.”
There has been a spate of muggings involving the partners of Napoli players over the last year, including Marek Hamsik’s pregnant wife and Ezequiel Lavezzi’s partner.
It was widely reported that Lavezzi’s girlfriend used the experience as one of the main reasons for wanting to leave Naples and join PSG.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis’ response was to advise her she shouldn’t wear a Rolex in Naples during an economic crisis.
Even Cavani’s agent Anellucci was the victim of a robbery in the city streets a few months ago.
“It’s true, incidents like this can happen anywhere, but the truth is they happen too often. This is a marvellous city, the people are fabulous and Naples does not deserve these incidents.
“Only 10, 100 or 200 delinquents are ruining the image of Naples in the world.”
However, Anellucci denied Cavani was considering a transfer because of safety fears, as he left Palermo in 2010 after he was attacked in his car by angry fans.
“The two incidents cannot be compared, because in Palermo it was a targeted attack and nothing to do with robbery. We just need time to process this and help Sole to recover from this shock.”