Napoli President gives ‘Anybody can be sold’ decree amid disastrous Serie A title defence

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Napoli President gives ‘Anybody can be sold’ decree amid disastrous Serie A title defence

Ayoola Kelechi 17:30 - 22.04.2024

Victor Osimhen and other Napoli stars will not be spared if the Partenopei decide to clear out their underperforming squad at the end of the season

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has issued a stern decree following his team's dismal Serie A title defence, indicating that no player is safe from a potential summer exit.

Disastrous Title Defence And President's Ultimatum

After clinching their first Serie A title in 33 years during the 2022/23 season, Napoli's fortunes have taken a sharp downturn. Currently languishing in 7th place, the Partenopei find themselves 34 points adrift of champions-elect Inter Milan, with hopes of a UEFA Champions League spot fading fast.

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen (Imago/NurPhoto)
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen (Imago/NurPhoto)

De Laurentiis's frustration has reached a boiling point, as evidenced by reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport. According to the Italian publication, the Napoli President is prepared to offload any player who is unhappy at the club, including key figures like Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

In the wake of Napoli's disappointing season, De Laurentiis is adamant about fostering a positive atmosphere within the squad. He is unwilling to tolerate any discontent among the players and is ready to facilitate their departures if suitable offers are received in the summer transfer window.

End of an Era for Napoli

The Napoli dressing room has been rocked by tensions, particularly highlighted by the protracted contract negotiations with star forward Victor Osimhen earlier in the season. De Laurentiis is keen to avoid a repeat of such disruptions and is determined to overhaul the squad if necessary.

As Napoli's hopes of salvaging their season dwindle, De Laurentiis's decree signals a significant shift in the club's approach. With key players potentially on the chopping block, the Partenopei face a period of uncertainty as they navigate their way through a tumultuous campaign and plan for the future.

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