Napoli has exceeded all expectations this season and had a fantastic year. They reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in their history and dominated the league competition on home soil. Under Vesuvius, they are now celebrating their third ever league title. However, there is already talk of one of the biggest stars leaving and the future of the coach is also being discussed.
For 33 years, the whole town has been waiting for this moment. For the first time since the Diego Maradona era, Naples is Italian champion. It was with the Argentine that they won the only two league titles in the past, and now they have added a third.
Something like this was not expected before the season. Several long-time mainstays and legends left the Partenopei, while some unknown players joined the team but showed great quality. The title was also helped by the fact that the rivals were losing a lot in the title fight.
Now Vesuvius is still celebrating, but there are still five league rounds to play. And then there will be an uncomfortable period in which Napoli will have to deal with bids and interest in their biggest stars.
There is a lot of talk about the departures of two offensive aces in particular. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen have claimed the interest of the biggest clubs in Europe and it is hard to imagine that Napoli will keep both players.
But at least Osimhen is not going to be sold by Napoli. “I will not sell Victor this summer. At any price, this scenario is not an option,” club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis told Cinque Minuti .
But the future of the coach is also being addressed. Luciano Spalletti has finally proved to everyone that he too can win titles and not just play handsome football without success. Can Naples keep him? That remains to be seen.
De Laurentiis has revealed that Spalletti has received an offer to extend his contract and now it is awaited if he will sign it. “He’s a legend I’ve been chasing for at least ten years. After the coronavirus I was finally able to bring him in, he is a great leader,” said the Partenopei owner.
“Now it’s up to him. However, he himself has admitted that he has fallen in love with Naples. He hasbecome a hero here and now he rightly enjoys it,” he added.
Source: Cinque Minuti, Transfermarkt, Serie A
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