The former Real Madrid striker has enjoyed a superb debut season in Italy.
"Gonzalo is a great person," Maradona said. "I know his father too because we played football together and I must say he knows a lot about this sport.
"During the 2010 World Cup Gonzalo and I spoke at length.
"I hope he wins the next World Cup in Brazil and soon after wins the Scudetto wearing a Napoli shirt because, I can assure you, it's the best thing in the world."
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