Gonzalo Higuain will reportedly not renew his current contract with Napoli, which only has two more years left to run. Italian footbal...
Gonzalo Higuain will reportedly not renew his current contract with Napoli, which only has two more years left to run.
Last season in Serie A, Higuain, 28, scored 36 goals in 35 matches, and he has been linked with a number of top clubs already this summer,Agent of Gonzalo Higuain says he will not renew his #Napoli contract. Current deal expires June 2018, striker unhappy with "broken promises"— Adam Digby (@Adz77) June 28, 2016
Higuain's agent and brother, Nicolas, said they are unhappy that Napoli are insisting any interested suitors meet the striker's massive €94 million (£77.8 million) release clause.
This is the situation. The president is asking for the clause to be paid to let go of Gonzalo, and we have the right to refuse to renew. We arrived at Napoli with the promise of a successful project, playing in the Champions League and winning the Scudetto, with improved facilities and a desire to grow. It wasn’t right of the club to ignore those commitments.It seems clear that Higuain wants to move to a bigger club, with Napoli having managed only to secure third-place, fifth-place and second-place Serie A finishes in his three seasons at the club.
Given his proven quality in front of goal at the highest level, he could undoubtedly thrive in any of Europe's major leagues, having already impressed in Serie A and La Liga.
That could well mean Higuain stays on at Napoli for one more season until he has just a year remaining on his contract, when the Italian club would surely then be forced to sell him so as to not lose him on a free transfer