De Laurentiis: Napoli do not need Sampdoria striker Cassano

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has ruled out ever moving for Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano. De Laurentiis insists the club doesn't need to buy big names to be successful.

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has ruled out ever moving for Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano.

De Laurentiis insists the club doesn't need to buy big names to be successful.

He said: “I really like Cassano, but he is not a player who would fit in with the plans for this club. I want professionals who give their all every week. It’s not enough for them to be fantastic on occasion.”

The movie mogul added: “I know that in January the fans wanted a well-known striker, but I like to buy players who are hungry for success, not when they’re already sated."

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