Rome, July 30: poli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says Argentine striker Higuain “disrespected” the Italian football club’s fans by leaving for Serie A rivals Juventus for 90 million euros ($98.9 million).
De Laurentiis on Friday responded to Higuain with a letter posted on the club’s website saying the 28-year-old’s accusation that the president was the reason he left for Juventus is disrespectful to poli fans.
“Trying to explain his departure by blaming me is disrespecting the people of ples. You can betray these people if you have no shame,” De Laurentiis said in a statement.
The president also stressed that Higuain was always comfortable with him in the last years in poli.
“We spent a lot of time together, even recently. I can assure you that Gonzalo was very calm and showed no sign of intolerance of me, as the people who were with us could testify,” he said.
“How is it that his agent didn’t show any sign of impatience towards me when we met last year to discuss the renewal of his contract? If they were so intolerant of my presence, they would not have spent hours discussing money, lots of money, with great interest.” IANS