Monday May 21 2012
Napoli hint at Lavezzi exit

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has suggested that Ezequiel Lavezzi will leave the club this summer.

There has been strong speculation that the Argentine will quit the San Paolo and his tears last night may not have only been ones of joy.

“Il Pocho is a great, long live Lavezzi,” the Napoli chief noted after the Coppa Italia win over Juventus in Rome.

“Let him decide his future. He is now 27, he has a rescission clause in his contract and if someone offers to pay that then he will leave.”

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to offer close to the €31m needed to net him. Inter and Anzhi have also been linked.

If Lavezzi is sold then De Laurentiis would be in favour of Lorenzo Insigne, an Italian Under-21 international, returning from a successful loan spell at Pescara.

“I like Insigne because he is a team player,” the movie mogul added. “So what should we do? Call him back but not let him play because Lavezzi is there? Youngsters have to play…”

Insigne yesterday celebrated Pescara’s promotion to the top flight. His agent recently suggested that it may be better for Insigne to spend next season on loan with a Serie A club.

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