Napoli club president, Aurelio De Laurentiis has ruled out a return for Edison Cavani from Paris Saint Germain.
The Uruguayan joined PSG after spending three years at Napoli. He endured a poor display in PSG’s 3-0 win over Metz and has been linked with a move back to his former club.
But De Laurentiis is keen to put faith in Napoli’s young players rather than turn to an old fan favourite, despite the blow of losing Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus for €90m last month.
“I’m a big admirer of Edinson Cavani,” he said via the club’s official website. “We had great fun during his time with Napoli. He scored many beautiful goals – 104!
“But it’s difficult to bring a player to Napoli who we have had in the past.
“It’s not that it would seem like reheated soup, but that Napoli evolves tournament by tournament and takes on several different ways of playing.
“That’s why I always say we need young players, and the new arrivals who have come in already will contribute greatly to Napoli’s success.
“If we talk about strikers, players like [Arkadiusz] Milik and [Manolo] Gabbiadini have great a great chance of becoming superstars at Napoli.
“We are responsible for the future of the team and shouldn’t make transfers just for the effect it would have. We don’t need to enchant anyone. The fans are with us by faith, not because of the players we choose.”