With the Neymar saga complete the transfer mongers have shifted their sights to Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez. Bild is reporting the German striker is on his way to Napoli, which means Edinson Cavani is most probably leaving. In terms of dominoes this is a big one, with Cavani looking to get some of that Falcao money.
According to Bild, Mario Gomez is gonna join Napoli
In all competitions this season Gomez recorded 23 goals on 33 shots on target in 18 starts. Croatian Mario Mandzukic ate into his playing time, making the man with the best button in the whole world an expendable piece for the treble winners.
More to come as news develops. Bild’s reputation, while dicey, was bolstered after breaking the Goetze news.
Yes this happened last Sunday, but with Gangnam style becoming the most ‘liked’ viral video of all time we’d be remiss not to commemorate it with a weekly feature – footballers doing it in celebration. Ladies and gentleman, presenting Edinson Cavani and the dance of all dances:
These ought to have been a positive few days for Napoli. Walter Mazzarri’s team have opened the new Serie A season with two wins, seen promising young forward Lorenzo Insigne called up to the national team, and convinced their best player, Edinson Cavani, to extend his contract through to 2017.
Better yet, they even managed to enjoy a joke at the expense of the latter’s suitors along the way, the team’s owner Aurelio De Laurentiis announcing at a deadline day press conference that Cavani had his heart set on a move to “cold Manchester”. The player, sat alongside him, played along for a moment before confirming that it was all lies, stating the belief that he could win trophies with Napoli as he prepared to sign his new deal.
It was a classic piece of De Laurentiis theatre, the latest in a line of such stunts from a man who made his fortune producing movies and last summer had his team’s biggest signing turn up to meet the press wearing a lion mask. Not even De Laurentiis, however, could have sufficient charisma to distract viewers from the shocking state of his team’s pitch during their first home game of the season. Read the rest of this entry »