Palermo president Zamparini backs Napoli in Lavezzi row

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has praised Napoli counterpart Aurelio de Laurentiis for his stand against Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has praised Napoli counterpart Aurelio de Laurentiis for his stand against Ezequiel Lavezzi.

De Laurentiis has refused to cave into Lavezzi's new contract demands and Zamparini said: “De Laurentiis was very good. We cannot allow a young lad to have tantrums.

"We pay footballers even when they don't play.”

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