“They have stolen billions and billions and nobody controls them”

Aurelio DeLaurentiis He has spoken loud and clear about his opinion about current football, the FIFA and player representatives. He has done it during a meeting in the Law Department of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. The owner of the SSC Naples He has also taken the opportunity to criticize the inoperative Italian State.

The Melandri Law has been breaking our balls for 20 years. How can you say that you take care of the financial statements of the clubs that are making losses? To ‘cure’ them you have to make a clean slate. The Italian State is absent and postpones,” he began by saying.

He then gave his opinion on the business of soccer players’ agents: “Agents are a big problem, why can’t clubs exercise a power of attorney? If there is an industry, why should contracts be for five years? ? (rule in Italy) Why can’t I do an eight-year contract?”

De Laurentiis, in a Napoli training session


“After two years, especially if the footballer has changed agents and still hasn’t made money, he starts to get angry. So he pressures him to give in and take commissions of 5-10 million euros. There was an agent, Mino Raiola May he rest in peace, very nice, who took 30-50 million commissions on the shoulders of the clubs…”, he added about the representatives.

But, in addition, he has also focused directly on FIFA: “Have you seen on Netflix what FIFA has been doing in recent years? They have stolen billions and billions, they who are in Switzerland, in Geneva and Zurich , outside of any European jurisdiction and nobody controls them. They challenge me, who am very rigid, and who am in favor of total legality, they tell me that I am not a fan.”

The Naples and the Bari

On the other hand, and in kinder terms, De Laurentiis has referred to his passion for Napoli: “I would like to clear up any doubt about whether or not I am a Napoli fan. Since you live in this doubt: as a child my father Luigi used to take me to the stadium when he still had a pacifier “.

[Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, ‘Kvaradona’, el georgiano del Nápoles que se liberó de Rusia y emula a Guti]

“Then, in 1954, my family produced ‘L’oro di Napoli’… Do you think that if I wasn’t a fan of Naples I would have stayed here for 19 years? I’ll tell you more, I’m a fan of Naples, of the city of Naples “I consider it a possible central city at the European level, as it was in past centuries. In many aspects I fight to promote the image of Naples in the world,” he stressed.

In addition to Napoli, he also has a colossal project on his hands with the Bari:”Obviously they ask me ‘what will happen if you reach Serie A with Bari?’. We will sell it, but to someone who will give us the guarantee that they will be able to handle it like a work of genius.”

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