Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli president feels betrayed by Gonazalo Higuain’s decision to join Juventus.
The Argentine’s move to Juventus was made official on Wednesday. Juventus paid €90 million for the centre forward.
The switch ended Higuain’s three-year stay at Napoli. He scored 36 goals for Napoli, as they finished second behind rivals Juventus.
“People say that to speak of betrayal is exaggerated, but I think the opposite,” he told Corierre dello Sport.
“There is the full sense of betrayal in this choice because it includes ingratitude.
“True, there was the clause so there was nothing formally incorrect … but the unscrupulous nature of football means there is no respect for sentiment.
“We understood … 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 could simply wipe clean his three years spent with Napoli.”