Nikola Maksimovic was released by Napoli in July but hopes to convince the Partenopei to give him another chance. ‘I would run back; I feel at home there’.
The 29-year-old centre-back was released after three seasons with the Partenopei and despite having other offers, he hopes to find a solution to continue with the Azzurri.
“I’m currently released and I’m training every day to be ready,” Maksimovic told Napoli Magazine. “I’m fine physically.
“I would run back; I feel at home there. The city has welcomed me and my family in a big way, we have made friendships that will remain strong for life.
“My children feel like Neapolitans and do well in the schools they attend. I’m ready to make myself available to find an agreement and continue together.”
Napoli are reportedly looking for a new defender, but Maksimovic has vowed he’s ready to step in and revealed he would enjoy working with new coach Luciano Spalletti.
“I’m there. I respect Spalletti and I would like to work with him,” he said. “He’s an experienced coach who takes great care of the details.
“I followed the first friendlies of Napoli, I see a very united group. It will be a season full of games and there will be room for everyone.
“The target remains to get the most out of every competition.”
The fans were disappointed with the end result in 2020-21 and Maksimovic said the Azzurri mus ‘win them back’ through their performances this term.
“It will be up to the team to win them back with the results.”