Despite being comfortably dismantled 3-0 by Germany, Slovakia surprised many with their performances at this summer’s Euros, with Marek Hamsik finally showing the world what he is capable of.
At Napoli since 2007, the attacking midfielder has always been a good performer, but got few chances to demonstrate it to English fans on a bigger platform than the rarely broadcasted Serie A.
With the whole of Europe now aware of his abilities, the Italian media are slightly worried he could be leaving their country for a new challenge, and a few big clubs are interested.
According to Corriere della Serra, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Atlético Madrid are all very keen on the 28-year-old, and his future will ultimately come down to Napoli’s willingness to keep him.
Speaking to a Slovakian newspaper, relayed by Corriere della Serra, he said: “I’m happy at Napoli, but now it’ll be important to see how the club act. I’m referring to the negotiations regarding a new contract: if they’re in line with what I want, I’ll stay. If they’re not, I will arrange accordingly.”
With a contract currently running until 2018, and a key member for Maurizio Sarri’s first-team, it wouldn’t be surprising if Napoli did indeed meet his demands.
Then again, if Chelsea pop up with a great financial offer, things might get very complicated very quickly for Aurelio De Laurentiis and co.