“When they offered me 2.5 billion for Napoli a year ago, I asked myself: do I need it? I should have bought a team in England, but I have Neapolitan origins”
“When they offered me 2.5 billion and a half for Napoli a year ago, I asked myself: do I need it? I should have bought a team in England, but I have Neapolitan origins. Does Napoli have any value? It’s a toy of the De Laurentiis family, I see no reason to sell it until we get tired of it” Thus the president of Napoli Aurelio De Laurentiis, during the ‘Merger & Acquisition Summit 2023’ event organized by the Sole 24 Ore.
“Five years before buying it, I offered 125 billion lire to buy it from Ferlaino who sued me – adds De Laurentiis – Then I was in Capri and I read that Napoli had gone bankrupt, I decided to take him against the advice of my family, my son Luigi he told me that I had nothing to do with football. Instead, if one has the will and believes in it, he can also be successful in another field. Bari? Bari, on the other hand, must be sold until we change the law. If they changed it like in Europe I’d like to keep it, as a southerner.”
De Laurentiis then underlines that “the problem of the violent, who are not fans, must be remedied. There is a delinquent fringe that should be eliminated with an immediate decree law. I will meet the Interior Minister Piantedosi, if the problem of the violent is not resolved we can say goodbye to football”.