Aurelio De Laurentiis feels “Napoli will become for Gonzalo Higuain what it was for Diego Maradona. He won’t betray us.”
The President spoke to the Corriere dello Sport and La Repubblica newspapers today to silence transfer speculation.
“So far I have not received offers for Higuain that match the clause, €94.375m, and assuming a club exists that would offer that money, he knows perfectly well that he could earn more elsewhere, but not have the same spotlight.
“Gonzalo is a good man and Napoli will become for him what it was for Maradona. Diego entered world football history thanks to Napoli.
“If Higuain were to listen to the siren song of European giants, he’d have to take into account that in certain contexts you only play if you do well. Nobody will wait for you there.
“He is young and has a family that believes in healthy values. I have already put the money on the table to improve his contract, which is what he deserves.
“I have the feeling Pipita will not betray us.”
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