Friday June 19 2015
Agent: ‘Mertens has a contract, but…’

Dries Mertens’ agent warns his client could leave Napoli - ‘he has a contract, but we’ll make our decision’.

The Belgian winger was one of the Partenopei’s star performers last season, contributing 10 goals and nine assists in all competitions, and is under contract until 2018.

“It’s been a difficult year for Napoli,” the player’s agent, Soren Lerby told Radio Crc.

“After being knocked out of the Champions League, they got very close to winning the Europa League, but we all know what happened in the League.

“We’ll see what will happen now. There are clubs interested in Dries, but at the moment I can’t say anything.

“There have been a lot of changes at Napoli, first there was a change of Coach [Maurizio Sarri replacing Rafa Benitez], and [head of scouting Maurizio] Micheli left too, and he was our reference point.

“Dries is on holiday at the moment, I can’t say anything now, by next week we might know something.“Mertens is mature for his age, he knows what he wants. We’re looking at the situation, and we’ll make a decision.

“I don’t know if the problem is Napoli or Mertens, we’ll have a meeting soon to decide the lad’s future.

“It’s true that Mertens has a contract with Napoli, but we’ll make our decision together with the club.”