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Napoli Fans Not Happy With Aurelio De Laurentiis

Napoli-bannerAnger at the way Aurelio De Laurentiis has run Napoli has spilled over into the streets of Naples as angered fans hang up banners across the city.

Whilst Gonzalo Higuain’s departure to Juventus generated disdain directed at the player himself, the Napoli president has come under criticism for allowing a release clause in the striker’s contract, following the similar sales of Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani.

Napoli supporters group Quartieri Spagnoli, or the Spanish Quarter, have overnight set up banners with offensive messages directed at De Laurentiis in places of significance, such as Salvator Rosa metro station, Piazza Municipo, and the Galleria Vittorio.

De Laurentiis has maintained a radio silence over the summer, contributing to displeasure amongst fans, with Higuain naming the 67-year-old as a key reason for wanting to leave the club.

ADL has invested some of the €90 million earned by selling in Higuain, spending €30m on Ajax attacker Arkadiusz Milik but that has done little to quell fan fury as Napoli fans want a big name to replace Higuain. Someone like Inter striker Mauro Icardi or AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.

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