Lavezzi set for Napoli stay
Ezequiel Lavezzi's agent insists the striker is happy at Napoli after being linked with a summer move.
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 24/09/09 12:17pm
Ezequiel Lavezzi's agent has insisted the striker is happy at Napoli after being linked with a move away from the club over the summer.
The Argentine claimed during the transfer window that Liverpool had lodged a bid for his services, although Rafa Benitez never confirmed an interest.
Napoli warned Lavezzi over his conduct and his relationship with manager Roberto Donadoni quickly improved.
There have nevertheless been suggestions that Lavezzi could seek a winter departure from Napoli due to their lack of involvement in European competition.
However, Lavezzi's representative Alejandro Mazzoni maintains that the 24-year-old will not be going anywhere.
"Lavezzi doesn't have any problem with staying at Napoli because he is part of the project of the team and not playing in the Europa League will not be a problem.
"Ezequiel is OK. He got very well prepared in Austria and I think he will have a very good season together with his team."
Mazzoni admits Lavezzi is happy to be playing in his preferred centre-forward position under Donadoni.
"When he plays more as a striker he is more important so that's the place in which he should be," said Mazzoni.
"Between Lavezzi and Roberto Donadoni there is a good relationship because he asks him to play more as a striker."