Over the past couple of months, there have been a number of reports suggesting that Carlo Ancelotti will raid his former club Napoli this summer.
It had already started in January, with names such as Allan and Hirving Lozano being linked with a move to Goodison Park, and while nothing took place, the rumours never really went away.
With Serie A now suspended until at least April 3rd, clubs have to look at other aspects of their business outside of what happens on the pitch, and that includes the future of their current squad.
For Napoli, that means bringing some players in once the transfer window opens, but also getting rid of some deadwood, which the Mexican now falls into despite only arriving in the summer.
He cost them around €40m, but has only managed to produce three goals and two assists in 23 appearances, and Gazzetta dello Sport believe he’s on his way out as soon as possible.
He hasn’t performed as expected, so there’s little reason for the Italians to ask for more than what they paid, and we’re not sure interested clubs would be willing to overpay for an underperforming player.
This might be the ideal opportunity for Marcel Brands and Carlo Ancelotti to reunite with a player they’ve both worked with before.