Accustomed to talk about him, the president of Naples, Aurelio De Laurentiis, finds himself once again in the eye of the typhoon. Interviewed by the transalpine media Wall Street Italythe 73-year-old made a most controversial statement: “Don’t talk to me about African footballers anymore. I won’t take any more, as long as the African Cup of Nations is organized in the middle of the season. »
Adding that this new rule for his club would not concern players who would agree to ignore the competition, the Neapolitan would touch a sensitive chord, but one shared by many of his pairs. At Watford, for example, Ismaila Sarr was initially not allowed to join the Senegalese team to compete in the last African Cup of Nations.