Argentina legend Diego Maradona has expressed his sadness that Gonzalo Higuain could be leaving Napoli for Juventus but blamed “fat cats of business” for the move.
From Italy we hear reports that Napoli striker Higuain has undergone a medical with officials from Juventus and has agreed a deal to join the club.
Napoli and Juventus remain in negotiations about a potential deal for the 28-year-old Argentina international, with the buyout clause at almost £79m.
Writing on his official Facebook page, Maradona, who won two titles with Napoli, was particularly upset that his compatriot would be leaving the club for a rival Serie A side.
“This Higuain affair is hurting me because he is going to a direct rival like Juventus,” he wrote. “But we cannot blame the player either.
“A player has a responsibility to himself and it is those fat cats of business that are grinning the most in this case.