Italian Serie A: After their mutiny, Lorenzo Insigne and the Napoli players risk big.
The storm is always on the side of Napoli. Nearly three weeks after the mutiny of his players, Aurelio De Laurentiis, the president of the Parthenope club, acted on the sanctions to inflict. The gross monthly salary of players could be cut by 25%.
We knew the better way to prepare a trip to Anfield. While the Napoli face Liverpool on Wednesday (21h), during the fifth day of the Champions League, the Italian club faces a hilarious crisis. Besides results at half-mast (4 points in the last 5 days of the championship), sanctions are coming for players Carlo Ancelotti, guilty of mutiny after the match against Salzburg (1-1) in early November.
The latter, then supposed to be in the green for a week, had refused to pursue it. Of course, De Laurentiis could not let that happen. Not one to let himself be stepped on, the president of the Neapolitan club would have decided to impose several sanctions on his players.
For disobeying, Lorenzo Insigne and all the mutineers should see their gross monthly salary - for the month of October - amputated 25% according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. As for Allan, he is even bigger. The newspaper speaks ... of 50%. About 200,000 euros.
The Brazilian, who allegedly insulted Edo De Laurentiis, the vice president of Napoli and son of the president, the night of the rebellion, is indeed one of the main defendants. In total, "ADL" could recover no less than 2.5 million euros in the case. For this, it is necessary that the Arbitral College of the FIGC (Italian Federation) validates the recommendations of the boss of Napoli, who has given his approval to his lawyers to formalize them.
For its part, ANSA also announces possible restrictions on image rights for Neapolitan players. A dispute estimated between 7 and 8 million euros by the Italian press agency. For the moment, Napoli has not made anything official about these possible sanctions.
In addition to the financial aspect, this mutiny could also have an impact on the sportsman. Indeed, several elements, probably at the end of the cycle, could be invited to leave at the end of the season. Dries Mertens and José Callejón, whose contract expires in a few months, will not be extended according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Allan, courted by the PSG last January, should also be on sale. Same thing for Lorenzo Insigne.
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