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Father of Dries Mertens insists on Napoli stay

The father of Dries Mertens says he wants to stay with Napoli.

The striker has just matched Diego Maradona's goalscoring record at Napoli.

“In Naples the fans are unhappy about the season, but the big gap with Juventus was also a burden," Herman Mertens told Radio CRC.

“There's certainly regret for how we exited the Champions League and Europa League against Arsenal, but the first leg affected the return leg.

“I think Dries' record is important and I'm honoured that he's matched Maradona. He's back in Belgium, so I'll see him tonight and we'll talk then.

“Right now, he has a big objective: to surpass (Marek) Hamsik and leave a mark on the club's history."

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