Gonzalo Higuain, who has been a flop for Argentina in three consecutive finals (World Cup final in 2014 and the last two Copa America finals), confirmed he won’t extend his contract with Serie A club Napoli.
The Argentine's current contract at Naples comes to an end in 2018 but his brother and agent, revealed that the 28-year-old isn't keen on renewing his deal and could even leave on a free transfer in two years’ time if he doesn’t have his way before then.
Speaking to Radio Continental, he said: “We arrived with a Champions League project, of being champions, of growing, and the response of the company was not the most correct. “It’s their right to ask for his buyout clause, but we will opt for the path of not renewing the contract and he will be free in 2018.
"In these conditions we are going to respect the contract that we have with Napoli but we are not going to renew it under any circumstances. Gonzalo is super professional and will continue to give the maximum.”
Atletico Madrid are favourites to land Higuain, whose buyout clause exceeds €90m.