After signing the contract extension, Dries Mertens launched a video that may be a love letter to Napoli and town of Naples. “I really feel sorry for many who aren’t in love with Naples, as a result of they’ve by no means seen it as I’ve.”
The Belgian had appeared able to stroll away this summer time, with much more profitable offers on the desk from Inter, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Nonetheless, he opted to proceed his journey with the Partenopei, having been adopted by the locals and given probably the most Neapolitan of nicknames, Ciro.
On his social media profiles, Mertens launched a video that represents a love letter to the membership and above all of the individuals of Naples.
“Napoli, I really nonetheless can’t consider it,” he stated. “From the primary day I arrived, you embraced me. You taught me so many great issues and launched me to so many lovely individuals.
“You have been ‘house’ right away for me and my household. The least I may do to repay you on this lovely blue shirt, was to attain targets. Loads of targets. So many targets!”
In final week’s Coppa Italia semi-final, Mertens scored his 122nd purpose within the Napoli shirt, changing into the membership’s all-time high scorer forward of Marek Hamsik.
He may take them to silverware this night, taking part in Juventus within the Coppa Italia Closing.
“I really feel sorry for individuals who aren’t in love with Naples, as a result of they’ve merely by no means seen it as I’ve. And the individuals who adore it, like me, know that love is everlasting.
“I’ll give my all for you till the final day, to remain within the historical past of this membership and this metropolis, because the all-time high scorer. Me, all-time high scorer. Who’d have stated that after I first signed for Napoli?
“However it doesn’t finish right here. Our story continues. Love, Dries Ciro Mertens.”
— Dries Mertens (@dries_mertens14) June 17, 2020
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