Genoa President Enrico Preziosi claims Amin Younes, who joins Napoli on July 1, “will be out for seven or eight months” with an injury.
The German international signed a pre-contract agreement with the Partenopei in January, but then appeared to try to back out of the move.
He was in Naples in January with a view to moving the transfer forward, but he returned to Ajax, ostensibly to be closer to his grandfather.
Younes’ behaviour means he almost certainly has no future at the San Paolo, so he could be sold or loaned out.
The Grifone claimed to have already signed a winger in a deal which fell through, and the President reveals it was the Ajax man.
“It was Younes, but there are problems relating to the contracts already signed,” Preziosi explained.
“Then now he’s hurt his tendon and will be out for seven or eight months.”
There has been no confirmation of this so far, but if true it could leave Napoli with a player they don’t want but can’t sell.