Napoli tactician Gennaro Gattuso acknowledged that the club could not withstand the departure of one of their flagship players, Arkadiusz Milik. The Polish player was then confirmed to be no longer a part of the Partenopei squad next season.
For information, Arkadiusz Milik only joined Napoli in the 2016 summer transfer window. It could be said, at that time the club made it a successor Gonzalo Higuain who officially moved to Juventus.
Sure enough, the 26-year-old striker was really able to become the successor of El Pipita, where from the beginning he was always the mainstay of the Partenopei on the front lines.
In total since joining until now, Milik has recorded 47 goals in 115 appearances in all competitions.
But as usual, along with a slick performance always appears interest from a number of European giants. Sure enough, lately the name Arkadiusz Milik began to be associated with several top-tier teams.
On the one hand, the rumor seems to be supported by the fact that the player will be in the final year of his contract.
Napoli itself has tried to maintain the mainstay player, of course by offering a brand-new contract. But, the Polish national team player did not seem to budge.
Regarding rumors of Milik’s departure, coach Gennaro Gattuso had said some time ago that it would not be easy to find successors.
“I think it is very difficult to find players who are better than Milik,” Gattuso told Sky Sports Italia.
The situation was even more difficult ahead of the opening of the transfer window. As a result, Gattuso can only surrender, because after all the club cannot force a player to stay.
“When a player feels that his time at the club is up, you cannot do anything. He wants to find a new atmosphere and we must listen to it. ”
“You cannot force someone to fight the blow. You must respect the player’s wishes,” said the former AC Milan coach.
Based on the news that was heard, Arkadiusz Milik was said to still want to continue his career in Italian Serie A next season. It is said that there is interest from Italian Serie A giants, Juventus, who on one side are preparing to release Gonzalo Higuain.