Now that the transfer window has ‘slammed shut’ (that’s what they say, right?), a lot of little bits of information a filtering through about various deals, and some bitchiness is emerging.
Even though this deal technically ended back in June, Napoli aren’t very happy with Watford about Camilo Zuñiga.
For those who need their memory refreshing, the Colombia left midfielder/full-back spent last season on loan at Vicarage Road under Walter Mazzarri, but wasn’t exactly a success.
Playing extremely sporadically, the 31-year-old only made 22 appearances in all competitions, of which only six were starts, scoring one goal and picking up one assist.
Come the end of the season, Zuñiga returned to Napoli, as was the plan, but that’s what the Serie A side aren’t happy about.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli believe Zuniga met the requirements for an option to buy to be triggered automatically, something Watford deny is the case.
Technically under contract with the Italians until 2018, the wing-back is allegedly in talks to cancel his contract, as they aren’t prepared to pay him the €2.5m+ he is owed.
It’s a bit of a mess, and we could hear a bit more about this in the future.