Maradona was about to move from Napoli to Milan but in the end the negotiation jumped for his wife Claudia …
During his stay in Italy, Maradona was one of the main protagonists of the championship fight between Napoli and Milan.
Yet there was a moment in which Maradona would have been very close to the Rossoneri club.
In fact Guillermo Coppola, former agent of Diego Armando Maradona, has revealed a sensational background of the transfer market: his former client was about to move to Berlusconi's Milan.
Coppola's statements to Tyc Sports are reported by derbyderbyderby.it.
“Berlusconi offered me double what Diego earned to bring him to Milan.
Milan had Van Basten, Gullit and Arrigo Sacchi as their coach at the time, but Claudia Villafañe (Maradona's ex-wife) told Diego, when I told them about the proposal, that she could never leave Napoli.
Such was the expectation created that the next day, at Napoli training, there were twice as many journalists as usual ”.
In the end, the strongest Argentine footballer ever remained at Napoli. In Campania he played from 1984 to 1991 playing 259 games and scoring a total of 115 goals.
With the Napoli shirt, the Argentine champion has won two league titles, an Italian Cup, an Italian Super Cup and a Uefa Cup (source derbyderbyderby.it ).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano