Fabio Cannavaro knows how complicated it will be for Napoli fans to watch Gonzalo Higuain playing for Juventus.
It will likely be tricky for Napoli to take the subsequent step in their development right after allowing a different star player in Gonzalo Higuain to leave, as outlined by Fabio Cannavaro.
The Argentine striker, final season's top scorer in Serie A, departed for Juventus within the off-season, the most recent high-profile attacker to leave Stadio San Paolo, following Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani, the star forwards having moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Cannavaro, who began his profession with Napoli just before later playing for Serie A rivals Parma, Inter and Juventus, at the same time as Genuine Madrid in Spain, knows the Partenopei faithful will endure when they see former fan favourite Higuain in a Bianconeri strip.
"It won't be straightforward," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"He was deeply loved and he had turned into the symbol with the race against Juve. Seeing him there, now, isn't uncomplicated for my folks. But any time you possess a [buyout] clause, what are you able to do?
"The truth is the fact that everybody gained from this deal, with no exceptions. I'm a bit perplexed for the reason that I've seen Lavezzi, then Cavani and now Higuain all departing. In the event you sell your most effective players, it really is difficult to create."
Cannavaro welcomed the arrival of Poland international forward Arkadiusz Milik from Ajax and believes Napoli have retained the core of a talented squad, the 2006 Globe Cup-winner backing head coach Maurizio Sarri to strike the right balance in between domestic and European commitments.
"Signing Milik was a superb selection just after the loss of Higuain, who's virtually irreplaceable," he stated.
"I'm convinced that [Lorenzo] Insigne will maintain creating, and that [Kalidou] Koulibaly and Jorginho will confirm themselves [as top rated players].
"Their process is going to be to help keep a higher degree of competitiveness in both tournaments, as the Champions League drains a great deal of energies.
"Napoli, alongside Roma, can challenge Juve in the Scudetto race. Sarri is their ace up the sleeve."