Diego Armando Maradona thanked Aurelio De Laurentiis for birthday wishes and requested a gift. “Every effort to give Napoli more success.”
El Pibe de Oro turns 53 today and took to his lawyer Angelo Pisani’s Facebook page to thank his old club and President De Laurentiis. 
“Dear President, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this kind message and hope to soon embrace Napoli.
“If I can ask for a gift, not just for me but for all my Neapolitan brothers, then please make every effort to give Napoli more success, because my joy is the happiness of the Neapolitans and the triumphs of the Azzurri flag.
“The city and the Neapolitans spread all over the world deserve every satisfaction and our love.
“Good health and life to you and good luck to all my friends who wear this jersey to fight like lions for Napoli.”
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