Friday October 9 2020
Agent: 'Napoli tried hard to get Boga'

Agent Daniel Boga has said Sassuolo attacker Jeremie Boga will be ‘back on the pitch in a couple of weeks’ and revealed Napoli ‘tried hard’ to sign him.

Boga tested positive for coronavirus in August and hasn’t played for Sassuolo in 2020-21, but his brother and agent, Daniel, revealed he closes in on a return.

“He took the last test on Monday, testing negative twice on the swab,” he said.  “He feels good, he’s back to work with the group.

“He should be back on the pitch in a couple of weeks.”

The Ivorian forward was linked with a move to Napoli, but his brother admitted they will ‘certainly talk’ about a move to the Partenopei in the future.

“The market has closed, he doesn’t think about it anymore,” Daniel Boga added. “He concentrates on Sassuolo.

“It’s a few weeks since I spoke to [Napoli sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli. Napoli made more offers to Sassuolo, who rejected them because they wanted more money.

“Napoli tried hard and Sassuolo didn’t want to sell. It’s not certaint hat it can’t be different in the future.

“He has an excellent relationship with Napoli, it’s not their fault he didn’t arrive but Sassuolo who didn’t want to sell.

“We will certainly talk about it again in the future.”

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