Fair to say that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is not too impressed with Gonzalo Higuain’s departure to Juventus.
Napoli might have pocketed £75m, but De Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport: “Some people say that to speak of betrayal is exaggerated, but I think the opposite because there is the full sense of betrayal in this choice because of the ingratitude shown.
“Obviously I have to consider the role played by Juventus, but I expected a different kind of behaviour (from Higuain).
“True, there was the clause so there was no formal impropriety… but the unscrupulous nature of football means there is no respect for sentiment.
“We understood, as soon as Higuain’s brother spoke, that we might run the risk of having to look for a new centre-forward.
“But we didn’t think that risk was serious, or that he (Higuain) could simply wipe clean his three years spent with Napoli.”