Tuesday June 26 2012
Lavezzi will explain move

Set to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Ezequiel Lavezzi will explain himself to Napoli fans ‘when the time is right’, promises his agent.

The Argentine looks likely to complete a move to the high-spending French capital outfit this summer, having been in negotiations for the best part of a month.

Ahead of the potential transfer, though, the player will pick the right moment to explain to Napoli’s supporters why he has decided to leave the San Paolo, after five years.

“At the right time Pocho will speak and say whatever he thinks because he always has done so and because he is very tied to this city,” Aleandro Mazzoni told Radio Crc on Tuesday.

“Lavezzi was very close to the city of Naples and the Neapolitan fans, because he is a street urchin. Life is unpredictable though, and I can say that Lavezzi and PSG are now very close.

“It is likely that soon there will be an agreement but when and if that happens, Lavezzi will communicate it, as usual.”

It was put to Mazzoni that a deal could be completed by this weekend, as the latest reports understand.

“No, we do not know anything like that yet. The only true thing is that the clubs are very close, they are finalising the last details.

“Pocho’s interest is to talk to the Azzurri fans. The fact that I am now in Naples instead of travelling with Lavezzi to PSG is because [President Aurelio] De Laurentiis is in Rome right now.

“What did Lavezzi say to fans at the end of the Coppa Italia victory? I don’t know, but he felt very happy because he had not failed to win something with the club. He knew that he could change teams, as is part of football, but to leave with a win is always nice.

“Thanks to Napoli Lavezzi has become a top player and whilst I say this, Lavezzi also thinks it. Pocho is currently in Argentina to spend some quality time with his son.”