Report: Mertens rejects Juventus out of Napoli loyalty

Dries Mertens has rejected a move to Juventus as he does not want to become a Napoli traitor, according to reports in Italy.

The Belgium forward is a free agent after leaving Napoli at the end of last season and is in search of a new club.

Recent reports suggested Juve had turned their attentions to Mertens as they continue their pursuit of another forward due to their frustrations in attempting to agree a deal with Atlético Madrid for Álvaro Morata.

But La Gazzetta dello Sport report Mertens has turned down an offer of €5 million from the Bianconeri due to his loyalty to Napoli.

Mertens is the Partenopei’s all-time leading goal scorer with 148 in total since joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2013.

The 35-year-old is embedded in Neapolitan culture and has been nickname “Ciro” – a common name in Naples – a symbol the city have adopted him as their own.

10 Comments on “Report: Mertens rejects Juventus out of Napoli loyalty”

  1. Best news ever
    Get Raspadori or Zaniolo instead. Don’t put De ligt’s money in your pockets, DUH

  2. Another stupid player who has chosen that romance is above the all
    Player’s career is short and money should be top prioritize in their mind but anyway,Juve need more than mertens

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