Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis suggests Marek Hamsik is joining Dalian Yifang “to get a rich pension,” because he saw Fabian Ruiz was better.
Sky Sport Italia claim this evening that Hamsik has already signed the three-year contract with the Chinese Super League club, where he will earn €3m per year.
“Hamsik has shown his impeccable professionalism at Napoli, with the city, the team and all the Coaches he worked with, never betraying anyone, even in the most difficult moments,” De Laurentiis told Vista news agency.
“He displayed great maturity and became the kind of player everyone would like to have in their team. So when he comes to you and asks, ‘President, I’d really love to go to China,’ I had said no over the summer because Carlo Ancelotti had just arrived and I wanted the Coach to see all the players.
“Then Fabian Ruiz arrived… So, if Mr Hamsik – who is no fool – realises there are already four players for two roles and one of them is Fabian Ruiz, I can ask to leave and get myself a rich Chinese pension.”
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