NAPLES – Rino Gattuso forgave Lozano and called him up for the Italian Cup final between Napoli and Juventus but the Mexican remains on the transfer market.
Last Monday, Rino had kicked him out of training because he had seen him listless. In the past he had done the same with Allan.
But Gattuso brings no grudge and forgets everything a minute after it happened. In this he is an excellent manager of the locker room and in fact he managed to revive a Napoli in crisis up to the final of the Italian Cup.
In short, the calm has returned between Gattuso and Lozano but the Mexican has been indigestible for some time.
The umpteenth demonstration is from the statements just made by the ex-coach of Campania Rafa Benitez.
Napoli would have rejected Lozano as early as last January and for this reason he would have included him in an exchange of transfers with Carrasco which then did not go to port.
The statements made by Benitez, the current Dalian coach, to Corriere dello Sport are reported by tuttomercatoweb.com.
“We stayed in touch and when we talk to each other we feel mutual respect.
At the time, as is inevitable, there were differences, but nothing sensational or disrespectful.
We had the opportunity to chat in January, it seems to me, because an exchange could be made between Lozano and Carrasco ".
Lozano does not mesh so he remains on the transfer market anyway.
Until now Lozano has not only been a lost bet but a genuine failure.
Due to its poor performance and the coronavirus, the price of its tag has fallen below twenty million euros.
Selling it in the summer would mean generating an unacceptable loss.
This footballer must be recovered at all costs.
Ancelotti claimed him to replace Lorenzo Insigne (in fact last summer the captain of Napoli was in the process of moving to Liverpool).
Then came peace between Lorenzinho and De Laurentiis during a meeting in Capri and Lozano found himself closed by at least three forwards.
Then when Ancelotti launched him into the fray he disappointed in an incredible way. From that moment on he never recovered.
Napoli has been regenerated by the Gattuso cure but the Mexican striker continues to disappoint both on the pitch and in training.
And if you don't train well with Gattuso you don't even see the bench.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano