Friday February 4 2011
Ilicic better than Cavani, says Zampa

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini claims that Josip Ilicic is a better player than former Rosanero ace Edinson Cavani.

The latter was sold to Napoli in the summer in a decision the fiery chief doesn't regret despite Cavani currently being the Serie A top scorer.

Talking to Radio Kiss Kiss, the 69-year-old owner insisted that it was better to allow Cavani to leave than hold on to an unhappy player.

"When players reach a certain value they must be sold, especially if a bigger club comes in for them and they are happy to leave," he said.

"I believe the sales of Simon Kjaer to Wolfsburg and Edinson Cavani were inevitable.

"There's no doubt both were great players and I wish them all the best at their clubs.

"However, in their place, we have got two players who I think are far better in Sinisa Andelkovic and Ilicic."

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